Another HUGE win: Washington DC passes $15 minimum wage

Congrats DC

Huge victory in Washington DC — the city council has passed a $15 minimum wage for all workers and the mayor has given the law her blessing. This is yet another win for the Fight for $15, adding to wins from Seattle to New York to California. We stood as one, fought hard, and yet… Read more →

“McDonald’s can easily afford to give us a raise”

George McCray

“I never thought I’d go on strike and march against my employer — much less sleep in a tent outside company headquarters. But I’m doing it because I simply can’t make ends meet, even though I work hard. I get paid just $8.25 per hour. That’s so low that the only bill I can pay… Read more →

Support for the Fight for $15 pours in from across the world

Support from across the world

Thousands of marchers are converging on McDonald’s headquarters today to protest — McDonald’s profits keep growing while their workers get left behind! 10,000 workers with the Fight for $15 are taking their message to McDonald’s door because full-time workers should NEVER need food stamps and other assistance to get by. People across the country are… Read more →

Huge Fight for $15 protest at the McDonald’s shareholder meeting

McD's: Fat profits, Lean wages

McDonald’s cooks and cashiers are staging the largest-ever protest to hit the shareholder meeting — they’re telling anyone who’ll listen: $15/hour and union rights nationwide are long overdue. McDonald’s profits keep growing while their workers struggle — so 10,000 workers with the Fight for $15 are making it clear to McDonald’s leaders: the time is… Read more →

Life is near impossible when you make minimum wage

FF15 Protest

It’s almost impossible to eke out a decent living when you’re paid $7.25 an hour. Bills. Food. Rent. Costs add up immediately. This series of pieces from NPR does a great job showing just how hard it is get by for the 64 million Americans making less than $15 an hour. “It’s not living, it’s… Read more →

Study: Minimum wage critics “cried wolf”

Wage Chart

Opponents of raising the minimum wage love to crow about how raising the pay for working Americans would cost the economy jobs. Surprise, surprise — another new study shows that they’re just plain wrong. “The fact that jobs usually go up, not down, after a minimum wage increase reveals how predictions that raises will cost… Read more →

North Carolina #FightFor15 Workers Rally to Stop Discrimination

Repeal HB2

Last month, in a special one-day session, the Republican government in NC rammed through a bill to block cities from protecting LGBT people from discrimination. And in the 11th hour, they directly attacked the Fight for $15 by tacking on a rule to stop individual cities from raising minimum wages for hardworking North Carolinians. On… Read more →

Workers to flood the streets, Fight for $15 on April 14

April 14 Strike Day

Tens of thousands of workers are preparing to make this Thursday, April 14th the biggest Fight for $15 strike day of all time. Actions and strikes will kick off in hundreds cities across the world, as workers unite to claim what they deserve — $15 an hour and union rights. We all know that McJobs… Read more →