Dear 2018: We’re ready

What a year. We’ve faced direct and relentless attacks against working people all year long. And we’ve fought back just as hard. As we gear up for next year, here are 9 moments that truly mattered for our #FightFor15 in 2017: In February, When Donald Trump nominated one of the WORST fast-food CEOs to lead… Read more →

How long does it take to afford Thanksgiving on minimum wage?

It Takes how Long?

Millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this week, but for many the costs of the holiday feasting and travel is a difficult burden to bear. According to a recent poll taken by lendedu, the average cost of Thanksgiving for the American consumer in 2017 will be $165.14. The U.S. federal minimum wage has been stuck… Read more →

FIGHT BACK AGAINST ANTI-WORKER H.R. 3441

H.R. 3441, the improperly-named Save Local Business Act, would revise decades of labor law to prevent workers from holding more than one employer jointly accountable for wage theft, child labor, equal pay violations, or unfair labor practices even when both employers control working conditions and/or commit violations. Take Action UPDATE The bill passed the House… Read more →

BIG WIN: $15 an hour at Target!

This is huge – Target just announced that they are raising wages for all 323,000 of their employees to a minimum of $15 an hour by 2020. It’s a major victory for the #FightFor15. Celebrate with us by sharing this image on Facebook right now. Five years ago, when 200 New York City fast-food workers… Read more →

Labor Day 2017: Workers Fight Back

    Five years ago, a few hundred fast food workers walked off the job to fight for fair pay. Since then, 22 million workers fought for and earned tens of billions of dollars in raises – and became one of the most powerful worker movements in history. On Labor Day, we took that power… Read more →

St. Louis Aldermen Urge Employers to “Save the Raise”

St. Louis Aldermen Urge Employers to “Save the Raise” and Keep Minimum Pay at $10/Hour Joint Statement by Majority of Council Comes as Grassroots Coalition Urges Employers to Honor City Minimum Wage Post-Preemption “For nearly two months, more than 30,000 people working in St. Louis have benefitted from life-changing raises that help cover the cost of rent,… Read more →

St. Louis Businesses Reject Local Minimum Wage Rollback

More Than 100 St. Louis Businesses Reject Local Minimum Wage Rollback, Urge City’s Employers to ‘Save the Raise’ Business Support for St. Louis’ $10/Hour Minimum Wage Marks Victory for ‘Save the Raise’ Campaign Led by Low-wage Workers, Community Leaders Majority of St. Louis Board of Alderman Endorse Save the Raise Campaign, Urge Public and Private… Read more →