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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Store Clerks & Shoppers: Low Wages, No Bargain

imageTonight at 6:30pm, New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick is co-sponsoring a panel discussion with the Living Wage Campaign that will feature author Caitlin Kelly and leaders of the Retail Action Project. The event will be a discussion on low retail wages, the role that shoppers can play in re-valuing the work of people employed on the front lines of our retail economy and recent efforts to legislatively support a living wage.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held at Marymount Manhattan College, Regina Peruggi Room on 221 East 71 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

RSVP to or on the event’s Facebook page. Read below for more information about the event and scheduled speakers, and to view the event flier.

Speakers will include Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Caitlin Kelly, author of Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail, Tami Tyree, a life-long retail professional & leader at the Retail Action Project and Dorian T. Warren,Columbia University Political Science; Fellow, Roosevelt Institute.

Retail is among the few growing industries in our current economy. The questions that will be explored include: can we afford bargain basement jobs in an industry that’s become so important to our economic recovery? What role can shoppers play in re-valuing the work of people employed on the front lines of our retail economy?

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