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UFCW Co-presents State of Inequality Forum

UFCW Western States Council Contact: Mike Roth

For Immediate Release (916) 444-7170

September 1, 2015

On Sept. 2, learn about why California’s middle class is disappearing—and what we can do about it.

Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council is proud to co-present “State of Inequality: California’s Vanishing Middle Class and What We Can Do to Rebuild It.”

This forum will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Cohn, Jessica Bartholow from the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity.

For millions of workers, our economy has become less secure and more unpredictable,”

said Jim Araby, Executive Director of the UFCW Western States Council. “Rather than following policies that will grow our middle class, barriers are being put in the way of hardworking people who want to make a better life.”

Working people are being harmed every day by policymakers at the state and national level who choose put the desires of corporations and the rich over the needs of our citizens.”

The event is presented in cooperation with the Western Center on Law & Poverty and Capital & Main, a month-long series on the broad economic and social impacts of inequality in California. The presentations will dive into how inequality is remaking the Golden State, and steps that can be taken to reverse these trends.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 2, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.C, Center Sacramento, 1130 K St. Ste. LL22.