SF Progressive Workers Alliance Launch and Rally WED JUNE 16 12pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Mario de Mira

(415) 333-6267/ Mario@filipinocc.org

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THE SAN FRANCISCO PROGRESSIVE WORKERS ALLIANCE, A COALITION OF LOW-WAGE WORKERS, WORKING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUDGET CUTS AND PUSH FOR A WORKER’S BILL OF RIGHTS!

On Wednesday, June 16th @ 12pm on the steps of City Hall, dozens will gather alongside the newly formed San Francisco Progressive Workers Alliance (SF PWA) to unite against the budget cuts and introduce a low wage worker Bill of Rights. Low wage workers are in crisis with the prominence of wage theft, exploitation, and unemployment and the crisis will only grow with more budget cuts.

SF PWA is an alliance low-wage worker organizations across San Francisco.  We are Chinese restaurant workers from the Chinese Progressive Association in Chinatown, Latino Day-laborers and Domestic workers of La Raza Centro Legal in the Mission, Filipino Caregivers of the Filipino Community Center in the Excelsior, multi-racial young restaurant and retail workers of Young Workers United, GLBTQ workers of Pride at Work, and more.

PWA is reaching across language, race and community in San Francisco and we are united and ready to fight for a Low-Wage Worker Bill of Rights that will: call for job opportunities and training, protect workers rights and enforce labor laws, support responsible businesses, protect the social safety net, and demand equal treatment for all workers because in San Francisco there should be NO second-class workers!
Other individuals and groups to be present include: Supervisor David Chiu, Lin-Shao from the Office of Supervisor Eric Mar, UNITEHERE Local 2, POWER, Jobs with Justice, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and more.

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