ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, Nov 5 at 9:00am CT
Melissa Uribe, (510) 863-4011, melissa.uribe@united4respect.
Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli (García), (202) 809-3040
Chicago, IL — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), leaders from United for Respect, and workers from various sectors across the economy will gather on Tuesday, November 5th at 9:00 am CT, to discuss the harmful effects of private equity and Wall Street firms on jobs and American companies. During the roundtable, Rep. García will discuss legislative efforts he is leading to hold private equity firms accountable for factors contributing to bankruptcies, the undermining of workers’ rights, and other destabilizing employment conditions. García will also highlight the Reward Work Act, his bill to ban stock buybacks and guarantee worker representation on corporate boards.United for Respect leaders will share their stories about how job loss at Kmart, Payless and Forever 21 has affected them and how they are organizing and campaigning for an economy that works for everybody.
WHO: Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García , United for Respect leaders: Kmart employee Onie Patrick, Payless employee Jorge Saenz, Forever 21 employee April Jackson
WHAT: “Legislative Update & Listening Session on Impact of Private Equity Firms on the Workforce”
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5 from 9:00-10:30 am CT
WHERE: Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, 2026 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL
If you’re covering tomorrow’s event and would like to speak to Onie, Jorge or April in advance, please reach out to Melissa Uribe at [email protected] or (510) 863-4011.