We have a “new normal” in which income inequality is growing even during cycles of economic recovery. The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition is developing an analysis of the underpinnings of this new economy, the growing income inequality, and increasing wealth disparity. By understanding how our economy is constructed, we can begin to reform it.
We are holding our Seventh Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition's Awards Dinner next Friday, July 21, during the month-long Labor Fest that commemorates the 1934 General Strike. At 6 p.m., there will be a reception, and at 6:30 p.m. a dinner and program, with cultural andmusical performances.
We will be presenting the Labor Woman of the Year Award to Lita Blanc, President of United Educators of San Francisco, and the Labor Man of the Year Award to Michael Theriault, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council.
Performers include Orquestra Adelante, Francisco Herrera, Alex and Harriet Bagwell, and Saul and Jean Bridges. Dinner is catered by Jordon's Culinary and the choice of entrees are BBQ Chicken, BBQ Brisket, Cedar Salmon or Sliced Portobello. They are served with grilled
vegetables, potato salad and sweet potato pie. Wine is from Justice Grace Vineyards.