Two-and-a-half years after 200 fast-food workers first went on strike in New York City to demand $15 an hour and union rights, Gov. Cuomo’s Fast Food Wage Board recommended Thursday that the minimum wage for fast food workers throughout New York State be raised to $15 an hour.
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The Wage Board convened by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a bold stand for the Fight For $15 – and helped us pave the way to a $15 wage for New York fast-food workers.
But it’s not a done deal.
In dozens of cities across the country, fast-food, home care, child care and other underpaid workers sharpened their calls for $15 and demanded that their elected leaders follow New York’s lead and find a path to $15 an hour and union rights. We won’t stop fighting until we WIN $15/hour for all underpaid workers across the country.
The New York Wage Board JUST recommended raising fast-food pay in ALL of New York state to $15 an hour. Together, we make this happen. Take a minute and tell the world WE ARE WINNING by sharing this image on Facebook>>
Jose works at McDonald’s in New York City. He has the chance to win $15 this summer if the wage board sides with workers. Send your support >>
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Amanda Monroe and her darling 3-year-old son Ocean tell the New York wage board WHY she and all working people need $15 today. Watch now – and get ready to be inspired.
We have a HUGE chance to raise pay for fast-food workers in New York to $15 an hour thanks to a special wage board with the power to raise pay TODAY. The momentum is with us: Sec. Hillary Clinton called for fair pay for fast-food workers, saying: “what you’re doing to build the Fight for… Read more →
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