August 21, 2013

Jobs With Justice

Jobs With Justice

DC Hosting Town Hall to Pass the Large Retailer Accountability Act

Thousands of DC residents have signed a petition urging Mayor Gray to pass the LRAA
Thousands of DC residents have signed a petition urging Mayor Gray to pass the LRAA

Last month, the D.C. Council voted in favor of the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013 (LRAA), which calls for large retailers operating stores of 75,000 square feet or more, and whose parent company generates more than $1 billion in revenues annually, to provide workers a “living wage” of $12.50 per hour, including benefits.

Download our fact sheet on the LRAA: www.jwj.org/LRAA

It is time for our elected officials to stand with us, D.C. workers and residents, and make sure the Large Retailer Accountability Act is signed into law. Join hundreds of residents, union members and faith leaders for a Town Hall meeting in Ward 7 to make sure our voices are heard.

The cost of living in D.C. is only going up and more and more residents are being forced out of the city. With all the new development, it seems everyone is getting paid except D.C. residents. The LRAA is a fair deal for D.C. residents and only asks for more from the largest, wealthiest companies, who can best afford to pay. It’s time to come together and speak up for a living wage now!

What: Town Hall to speak up about why D.C. retail workers deserve a fair wage!

When: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, DC

Confirmed speakers for the event include:  D.C. Council member Vincent Orange, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Sarita Gupta of Jobs with Justice, and Ward 7 resident and Macy’s employee Kimberly Mitchell.

Need a ride? A bus will be provided at the AFL-CIO HQ and will leave at 5:15 p.m. and return to the AFL-CIO after the program at 8 p.m. Please RSVP to Eddie Acosta at eacosta@aflcio.org.

For more information contact organizer@respectdc.org or 202-255-7974

RSVP on Facebook: http://bit.ly/LRAATownHall

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