September 29, 2014
We had close to 100 turn out from many organizations in the Philadelphia event. We marched from Fergie's Pub (a ROC identified high road employer) to the Governor's Philadelphia office.
Speakers included a Rev. Randy Barge, Olney Presbyterian Church, State Senate candidate Art Heywood, UFCW's John Meyerson, low wage Burger King worker Jose Torres and Jason McCartney a tipped worker from ROC who worked at as a bar back at a local bar, Nadia Hewka, of Community Legal Services, Nick Alpers of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Tim Styer of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Reformation and John Dodds of PUP.
We also had a ballot box for people to vote themselves a raise. The vote was overwhelming for a higher minimum wage in PA. Several TV stations had cameras.