Congressman Bobby L. Rush to join U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, local workers and leaders to kick off major national campaign in Chicago on Thursday, April 1

Mar 31, 2010
Press Release

CHICAGO–U.S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL01) will join U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Thursday morning, April 1, for the kickoff of the national "We Can Help" public awareness campaign in the shadow of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, located on the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois.  Local workers, advocates and community leaders will also be on hand. The event begins at 11 AM.

Through community partnerships, the campaign will connect with America's most vulnerable and low-wage workers. Relevant industries include construction, janitorial work, hotel/motel services, foodservices and home health care. The campaign addresses issues such as rights in the workplace and how to file a complaint with the U.S.

Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division to ensure workers can recover wages they are owed. Wage and hour laws apply to all workers in the United States, regardless of immigration status.

WHO:

Congressman Bobby L. Rush
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis
Local workers and worker advocates
Local elected officials and community leaders

WHAT: 

“We Can Help” campaign kickoff event, including screening of video public service announcements; Event to be followed by press availability

WHEN: 

Thursday, April 1
Members of the press should arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. CDT.

WHERE: 

Jane Addams Hull House Museum,
750 South Halsted St., Student Center East, 2nd Floor East Terrace

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