Events

EPI’s Elise Gould to Speak at AFL-CIO Media Briefing on Working Women & the Minimum Wage

As the Senate joins state and local governments debating whether to raise the minimum wage, the AFL-CIO will host a briefing on how proposed legislation will benefit working women across America, particularly single parents and women of color. EPI’s Elise Gould will speak at an AFL-CIO briefing on how proposed minimum wage legislation will benefit working women across America, particularly single parents and women of color. The briefing on April 3rd at 10:00 am will provide insight into ongoing disparities between men and women in pay and likelihood of working in low wage industries or as tipped workers.

Quick statistics:

  • Roughly two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women
  • Nearly four in ten minimum wage workers are women of color
  • More than three quarters of women making minimum wage are older than 20

 

WHO:
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler
AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee
AFL-CIO Civil, Human & Women’s Rights Department Director Carmen Berkley
Economic Policy Institute Director of Health Policy Research Elise Gould

WHAT:
On-the-record briefing on working women & the minimum wage

WHEN:
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 10:00 AM ET

WHERE:
AFL-CIO
815 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

RSVP for the event by contacting Sean Savett at ssavett@aflcio.org or at 202-637-5018

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee, AFL-CIO Civil, and Human & Women’s Rights Department Director Carmen Berkley are also speaking at the briefing.