Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Raising the Minimum Wage, Rebuilding the Economy
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Raising the Minimum Wage, Rebuilding the Economy

June 7, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Admission is free.

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Welcoming remarks:

David Madland, Director, American Worker Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Opening remarks:

Helen Neuborne, Director of Quality Employment Unit, Ford Foundation

Panel discussion:

Celinda Lake
, President, Lake Research Partners

Michael Reich
, Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley

Sylvia Allegretto
, Deputy Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, University of California, Berkeley

Heidi Shierholz, Economist, Economic Policy Institute

Moderated by:

Paul Sonn
, Legal Co-director, National Employment Labor Project

Increasing the minimum wage during hard times is good economics and widely popular according to cutting-edge research. Two recently released academic studies further strengthen 15 years of research showing that increasing the minimum wage boosts incomes without slowing job creation, even during weak economic periods. New public opinion findings demonstrate significant bipartisan support for raising the minimum wage at a time when job growth is concentrated in low-wage industries and boosting consumer spending is critical to the economic recovery.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the National Employment Law Project for a timely discussion of this new research on the minimum wage and its policy implications featuring the authors of this research as well as leading policy experts.

June 7, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Coffee will be served at 10:00 a.m.

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