Join us for an author talk and book sigining with Dr. Helen Knowles on Thursday, April 14, at 6 PM on her book Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish versus the West Coast Hotel Company. Come meet the author and learn more about this local story that changed the course of history.
The US Supreme Court’s 1937 decision in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish, upholding the constitutionality of Washington State’s minimum wage law for women, had monumental consequences for all American workers. It also marked a major shift in the Court’s response to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal agenda. In Making Minimum Wage, Helen J. Knowles tells the human story behind this historic case.
There is no charge for the program but preregistration is encouraged to reserve your seat.
Dr. Helen J. Knowles is Associate Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Oswego and author of The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty.