Nicole Grant and Alysabeth Alexander, union leaders from Seattle and San Francisco respectively, tell a Portland union audience how they won a $15 minimum wage in their cities. Their presentations are followed by Q & A from the audience and a presentation by Anne McDonnell, a low-wage, union worker and 15 NOW pdx steering committee member. The event was sponsored by the NW Labor Notes Organizing Committee and 15 NOW pdx. 52:48 minutes (48.34 MB)
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Paul Sonn, of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), speaks with Laurie Mercier about recent successes of state and city minimum wage campaigns, and new grass-roots strategies for promoting living wage jobs. Here is a good online resource for action on this issues. 13:15 minutes (9.1 MB)