News from the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan


June 1, 2015

Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051,                                         

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