FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan
June 1, 2015
Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responding to Restaurant Lobby Day, Worker Advocates Call for Local Control and Workplace Protections
LANSING — On Tuesday, worker advocates, elected officials and concerned citizens will hold a press conference to call for worker protection legislation, health care reform and local control to ensure restaurant employees are fairly compensated and protected on the job. The press conference is in response to the Michigan Restaurant Association’s annual lobby day, which has consistently fought against legislation that would help workers and families.
WHO: Monica Jahner, outreach coordinator with ARRO
Nayyirah Shariff, Flint resident and community benefit agreement activist
Phil Boogaart, Micah Center
Andrea Valasquez, ROC Michigan
Stephanie Moore, Kalamazoo County Commissioner
WHAT: Press conference with worker advocates
WHEN: Tuesday, June 2 @ 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: In front of the Michigan Restaurant Association offices – 225 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933 – At the corner of Washtenaw and Townsend Street