Living Wage Conference 2014

On September 29th the Living Wage Study Group held its 2nd Annual Living Wage Conference

2nd Annual Living Wage Conference 2014


To view the handouts distributed at the 2014 Conference in a pdf format, please click on the links below:

Much Thanks to our Supporters

  • Gulf Coast Interfaith
  • NAACP Galveston Unit 6180
  • LULAC Council 151
  • Gulf Coast Homeless Coalition
  • Galveston Coalition for Justice
  • Galveston Northside Taskforce
  • The Children's Center Inc.
  • United Way of Galveston
  • The Jesse Tree
  • St. Vincent’s House

The 2nd Annual Living Wage Conference was well attended by community members who presented, listened and participated in discussions about the problems facing low wage workers in Galveston.

Vice President of Holy Family Parish Maria Luisa Mercado was the MC for the 90 minute conference that included presentations about Sec. 3 by Samson Babaloa from the Galveston Housing Authority and Shameka Union from Galveston, J1 visas by local immigration attorney John Drewry, Catholic social teaching about workers’ wages by Father Maynard Tetreault, enforcement of wage theft laws by Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady, update on Obamacare by Andrea Hypolite from The Children’s Center, demographics of low wage workers in Galveston by Prof. Karl Eschbach from UTMB, and an update on the Living Wage Study Group by GCI leader Steve McIntyre. The conference opened with a prayer by Dr. Ahmed Ahmed from the Galveston Islamic Center and closed with a prayer by Rev. E.R. Johnson from Ave L Missionary Baptist Church.