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Beyond $15 Book Event

05/04/2017 - 7:00pm

Author Jonathan Rosenblum talks about his new book  Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement. With captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside story of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, which renewed a national labor movement through bold strategy and broad inclusiveness. Just outside Seattle, an unlikely alliance of Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy staged face-to-face confrontations with corporate leaders to unite a diverse, largely immigrant workforce in a struggle over power between airport workers and business and political elites. Digging deep into the root causes of poverty wages, Rosenblum gives a blunt assessment of the daunting problems facing unions today. Beyond $15 provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.

Jonathan Rosenblum has been a labor organizer for more than thirty years, playing key roles including Sea-Tac Airport campaign director. His writing has been featured in Tikkun, In These Times, and Yes! Magazine. He lives in Seattle, WA.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807098127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - March 14th, 2017