For Workers

If you work in a fast food or retail store anywhere in the country and are tired of getting screwed by low pay, join the national movement and go on a one-day strike! Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. The more of us who continue to go on strike, the louder our message will be that it is not right for companies making billions in profits to pay their workers pennies.

Email us to let us know you’re in – or if you want to talk with a fellow fast food worker who has already gone out on strike. You can reach us at (347) 974-3944 too.

How to Go on a One-Day Strike

15 steps for $15 an hour and the right to form a union

Before you strike for $15:

  1. Talk to coworkers you trust and ask them to join you.
  2. Set the time to meet outside the store on the day of the strike.
  3. Call everyone you know to support you: friends, family, local social justice organizations, pastors, priests, and politicians and ask them to come to your strike line.
  4. Ask at least one of your supporters to walk back into to work with you at your next regularly scheduled shift after the strike.

Day of the strike for $15:

  1. Make signs that say why you are on strike.
  2. Print out and deliver the “Strike” letter to your manager (everyone who is on strike should sign it).
  3. Start your strike! Stand outside your store with your supporters and let people know you all are standing up for $15 an hour and the right to organize a union because low pay is not ok!
  4. Call the local TV station and newspaper and let them know you are on strike at your store.
  5. Call or text family and friends who aren’t there yet to come and support you.
  6. Chant, march, sing and let everyone who is on strike explain why they are there.
  7. Ask supporters to come with you when you and your coworkers return to work.
  8. Post pictures of your strike on Facebook at and tweet them to @fightfor15.

After the strike for $15:

  1. Meet up with your supporter who is walking with you to work.
  2. Go back to work at your next regularly scheduled shift with your head held high.
  3. Tell your coworkers how it felt to stand up for $15 an hour and the right to form union with thousands of other workers across the country! Sign them up at

Not a fast food worker but want to help bring the movement to your town? Download our campaign cards and let your local fast food employees know about the national strike.