Overworked and Underpaid in the Silicon Valley?

July 10, 2008

For my SF Bay Area folks...

Just a reminder that Hyphen is sponsoring South Bay First Thursdays' event today on how the South Bay labor movement is helping working families in the service sector fight for economic justice: how you and your job in Corporate Cubicle Company can affect the implementation of progressive labor policies.

We've all experienced the severe pressures of work: the looming, high-pressure deadlines, the lack of respect for work by our managers, being expected to work late or through the weekend just to "get the job done," the bitter taste of getting paid too little for what it takes to survive in the Valley. Unless you're a highly educated, highly skilled, upper income worker, there is little upside to being a rat in the rat race. Yet what's it like being a rat in the race when you do mostly invisible and unrespected work? Or when labor is back-breaking instead of paper pushing?

A panel will share real life stories about why and how they got involved in the labor movement and what difference it's making in everyone's lives.

WHEN: 7 pm - 9 pm (Registration opens at 6:30pm) | Thursday | July 10, 2008

WHERE: Ironworkers Hall
South Bay Labor Council
2102 Almaden Road, Room 110
San Jose CA 95125
COST: Recommended donation for program and food, $10 - $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

For more information, please go to South Bay First Thursdays' website.

Lisa Lee


Lisa Lee works in User Operations at Facebook, and has more than five years of nonprofit experience in marketing and communications for multicultural arts and cultural organizations.