“Thank God for food banks…” Worker town halls continue in Miami

The America Needs Unions town hall series continued yesterday in Miami, with seven candidates for office joining adjuncts and fast-food workers to discuss the struggles working people face today.

64 million workers are paid less than $15/hour, holding back entire communities. These low-quality jobs put enormous stresses on ordinary families and weaken the social fabric of communities. In America, we know that unions are the best way for workers to move up and do better.

Miami-area workers gathered together to put tough questions to candidates about wages, unions, and workers rights. Where do the candidates stand?

Workers started by sharing their stories of trying to get by on low wages — and pointed to unions as the answer:


The candidates answered questions, shared their own union stories, and agreed — we need to push for policies that empower workers to organize and make unions stronger:


Watch the full town hall here:


America Needs Unions Town Hall – Miami

We're live in Miami with the second in the America Needs Unions Town Hall series with candidates Demetries Andrew Grimes, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Mary Barzee Flores, Commissioner Kristen Gonzalez, Dr. Donna Shalala, Michael Hepburn, and Matthew Haggman!America needs unions! #FightFor15 #Union

Posted by Fight for 15 Florida on Thursday, May 31, 2018