L.A. Women have taken over City Hall’s doorstep in a 15-day fast demanding a $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles! Today is day 12 of women going without food and standing strong outside of City Hall’s doorstep. The brave L.A. women include mothers, fast food workers, attorneys, labor leaders, clergy and advocates.
Several of these very determined women are from our very own SEIU Local 721 family, and were also the subject of an inspiring Los Angeles Times story.
Our very own Chief of Staff, Gilda Valdez is part of the women leading the way and challenging our elected leaders to stand with L.A.’s working families.
SEIU 721 has made a conscious decision of supporting the Fight for $15 because we know very well that raising the wage floor for all working families provides this local better tools to negotiate up for all of our members. This is the smartest way to raise wages up to the middle class and protect what our members have earned and fought for.
Why a fast? The reality is L.A. working families are forced to fast all the time because after paying basic bills they can’t afford food. SEIU 721 is proud to be part of a direct action fighting against poverty wages, and extremely pleased with the positive response and growing support of L.A.’s elected leaders. L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson Jr., L.A. City Councilmembers Jose Huizar and Curren Price Jr., and U.S. Congress Members Judy Chu and Janice Hahn have all stopped by to express their support!
We need to let the Mayor and L.A. City Council know anything less than $15 is simply not enough for our working families. Now more than ever we need to lift all working families.
Join the L.A. Women Fasting for $15 in delivering the Women’s Voice into City Hall this Wednesday!
On Wednesday women will be on day 14 of their fast! Without food and weaker bodies, they will need your support to carry the message into City Hall.
WHO: L.A. Women Fasting for $15 Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29th @ 10am
WHERE: City Hall East Plaza
Follow their powerful journey on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.