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Published on Nov 20, 2014
"Fair Wages for Fair Work" -- a public hearing on low-wage work in Rochester.
Millions of U.S workers have jobs that do not pay enough to live on, provide no benefits and offer no security. Many of them do not even receive the wages they earn, as they are cheated by employers. The Rochester Labor Council and Metro Justice are sponsoring this hearing to draw attention to this problem.
Session One (Thursday, November 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM) will define low-wage work and identify forms of low-wage exploitation.
Session Two (Saturday, November 8 from 10 AM to Noon) will present the compelling stories of several local low-wage workers and suggest ideas for improving their situation. Session Three (Saturday, November 8 from 1 - 3 PM) will present strategies for lifting low-wage workers out of poverty.
Hearings were held at Gleason Auditorium of the Rochester Public Library, 118 South Avenue.
Participants included low-wage workers, union members and local community activists.