In This Issue:
- Upcoming Events
- Leadership Development
- Special Election Updates
- What We’re Reading
- Job Opportunities
Are You Paid In Full?
Wage theft is a huge problem for workers throughout San Diego County, especially workers the system undervalues, like recent immigrants and workers in industries that pay the lowest wages. Wage theft can look like working off the clock, working though lunch breaks, stolen tips, and incorrect overtime pay. It is important to know your rights as a worker and where to get support if your employer commits wage theft.
Join us on Aug 25th from 5-7pm for an evening to learn what wage theft is, how it impacts families and communities, and where workers can get help in reporting wage theft.
We are hosting this event in partnership with the San Diego Black Worker Center, Employee Rights Center, and Democratic Socialists of America San Diego Chapter. Food and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Black In Front Summit
Join the San Diego Black Worker Center (SDBWC) for a one-day summit building power through persistence & partnership for Black workers.
The Black in Front Summit, in partnership with the County Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement, will provide a platform for Black workers to discuss issues that are relevant to their experiences in the workforce. The title Black in Front was chosen to prioritize Black workers in honor of Labor Day while amplifying the unique challenges Black workers face.
CPI is the fiscal sponsor and incubation partner of the SDBWC and will be tabling at this event.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Students for Economic Justice
This summer, eight students completed our Students for Economic Justice paid internship program. We are so happy that we could spend this time with our interns and to share knowledge, ideas and support their growth as future leaders of the progressive labor movement. Thank you to all the trainers, facilitators, and speakers for sharing their knowledge and experiences with this year’s interns.
Congrats to the SEJ Class of 2023! Check out our latest blog to learn more about what the interns did this summer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The San Diego County special primary election to fill the County Board of Supervisors District 4 seat was August 15th. You can view the results here. The top two candidates will move onto the special general election on November 7, 2023. Save the date and if you’re eligible and not registered to vote yet, you can do so anytime.
Because of redistricting, you may now live in a different district than during the 2020 election. Find your County District here.
Why is this special election important? The County Board of Supervisors oversees a budget of more than $8.1 billion and they make policy decisions that affect the lives of almost 3.3 million people. The Board of Supervisors has authority over worker protections, benefits for immigrants, mental health services, housing, and more. If you live in District 4, the special election is your chance to make sure someone who shares your values is elected to the County Board of Supervisors.
Check out our Election Action Center to learn more.
WHAT WE'RE READING
A selection of articles that are informing our economic justice work
- Stable Rents, Rooted Communities:A practical guide for building a local rent stabilization policy (PowerSwitch Action)
- How Unions Are Crucial for Building Working-Class Economic Power (Center for American Progress)
- How to Build Multiracial Democracy at the Local Level (Nonprofit Quarterly)
- What’s Your Power Analysis: Back Where It All Began (The Forge)
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