I stopped wallowing in fear after getting fired from my lackluster job. Instead, I saw it as yet another sign that I wasn't meant for corporate life. Now, I was truly inspired to strive for the career I was meant for.
The Fight for 15 movement is gaining momentum. It has won victories in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Seattle and SeaTac. Yesterday, a New York State Wage Board formally recommended a $15.00 minimum wage for the fast food industry in New York. Governor Cuomo could move that to into law after reviewing it. The University of California just announced it would raise its minimum wage for several thousand workers to $15.00. The $15.00 minimum is likely headed to a referendum vote in the District of Columbia next year. Pressure is now building on the president to act. He deserves credit for issuing orders raising the minimum wage of contract employees to $10.10, and requiring contractors to obey various workplace laws. Now federal employees are striking for $15.00 and a union.
Urgent, Inc. will produce its 2nd annual Youth Economic Development Conference and FACE Community Expo on July 30-31, 2015 at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. each day.
The Beck's Urban Canvas project currently in production is without question one of the coolest and most interesting arts-related events to occur in Miami in 2015 so far.