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Sunday, July 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dismantling the Low-Wage Economy: The Fight for 15 and Beyond

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A few years ago, many dismissed the demand for a $15 minimum wage as a fantasy, but today it's shaping the national debate. This breakthrough is a result of efforts by thousands of workers across the nation, including in Buffalo. This panel will feature participants from the Fight for 15 and will discuss the campaign's lessons and how to advance the fight to dismantle a low-wage economy beyond fast-food. Participants will walk away with an understanding of recent victories for low-wage workers as well as the significant work left to be done.


Somalia Doyle

Somalia Doyle was one of the original Fight for 15 fast-food strikers in Buffalo. She has moved into another industry and is currently participating in a unionization drive at a nursing home. She is in her third year at Medaille College where she majors in Criminal Justice.

Kim Gibson

Kim Gibson is an organizer with 1199 SEIU and is currently the President of the Board of the Coalition for Economic Justice. She was formerly the lead organizer for the Fight for 15 in Buffalo.

Sunday July 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Ketchum Hall 113