Living Wages in the United States and Michelle Murray

Office of International Programs

12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
September 22, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Mulberry Conference Room (Room 3072), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Living Wage for US  and Michelle Murray

Friday, September, 22, 12-1:30

Mulberry Conference Room

Michelle Murray is a Wagner alum and the founder and CEO of Living Wage for US. Before Wagner, she worked with Cirque du Soleil and as a VP for a a physician-owned and managed professional liability company. After Wagner, she worked in various roles with Seedco, as the Director of Operations and Executive Advisor for Social Accountability International, as the coordinator for the Global Living Wage Coalition, and as the founder and CEO of Living Wage on Up and On Up LLC. She's in town speaking at various side events as part of the UN General Assembly and is happy to speak about career trajectories as well as the substance of living wage work.

Living Wage for US certifies U.S. employers that pay their workers and contractors a living wage based on the real cost of living and works to create a community to support employers in understanding how to pay living wages to benefit workers, employers, and communities. They engage consumers and other interested stakeholders through social media, telling the positive stories of those whose lives are affected by higher wages and building the business case for living wage payment. They use research to navigate the impacts of policy changes on how workers can achieve a decent living, creating a space where solid research leads to strong action. The Living Wage for US standard was developed through a consultative process convened by Oxfam America, which included unions, labor advocates, leading employers, and gender justice organizations. Living Wage for US joins in solidarity with all who believe that hard work should ensure a decent living and celebrate the employers, investors, and organizations leading the way.

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