Fight for $15 Continues Dr. King’s “Revolution of Values”

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr called for a “revolution of values” in our nation – taking a stand loud and clear against militarism and racism and for economic injustice. Exactly one year later, he was killed – marching with striking sanitation workers here in Memphis. But the movement did not end with… Read more →

Durham Fast-Food Worker Speaks Out Against HB2

In response to a deal announced late Wednesday between North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican state lawmakers regarding H.B. 2, Earl Bradley, a Wendy’s worker and Fight for $15 leader from Durham, N.C., who is paid $8/hour, issued the following statement: “Rather than repealing our state’s discriminatory HB2 law, this deal doubles-down on the… Read more →

McDonald’s Faces Heat in France

McDonald’s is facing more heat in France. Late last year, the European Union opened an investigation into McDonald’s over potentially illegal tax deals in Luxembourg. But it didn’t stop there. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a left-wing candidate in the French presidential race, has proposed increased taxes on high incomes and a crackdown on corporate tax deals as… Read more →

BREAKING: Fight for $15 Launches National Protest on April 4

On April 4, we fight for equality, we fight for fair pay, and we fight for The Dream. Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing with striking sanitation workers in Memphis fighting for The Dream of fair pay and racial justice. Today, we are still fighting and have faced… Read more →

Burger King Workers File Charges Against Burger King Demanding an End to Workplace Sexual Violence

Less than 6 months after nationwide filing of multiple EEOC sexual harassment complaints against McDonald‘s, Chicago fast-food workers have filed additional EEOC complaints against a Burger King franchise. Workers at Burger King have experienced physical and verbal abuse along with intimidation from general management at several locations owned by the same franchisee. One underaged woman… Read more →

Fight for $15 leader Bleu speaking at US World Meeting of Popular Movements

Bleu Rainer at USWMPM

A powerful speech from Bleu Rainer, a leader in the #FightFor15, speaking at the #USWMPM. #USWMPM, or the U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements, took place in Modesto, CA Feb. 16-19, 2017. The purpose was to create an “encounter” between Catholic Church leadership and grassroots organizations working to address the “economy of exclusion and… Read more →

Puzder withdraws. Workers win!

Workers just delivered a MAJOR victory against Trump’s rigged economy. Andy Puzder is out of the running for Secretary of Labor! We’re demanding that Trump appoint a real Secretary of Labor. Someone who stands with workers, labor unions, faith communities, women, and immigrants. “When Donald Trump first tapped Andy Puzder to be labor secretary,” Hardee’s… Read more →

NEW POLL: The People Don’t Want Puzder

By an overwhelming margin, voters in Alaska and Maine believe the record of wage theft, tax dodging and outsourcing by President Trump’s choice for labor secretary, Andy Puzder, should lead Sens. Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Susan Collins (ME) to reject the fast-food CEO’s nomination, a new poll shows. Only 23% of voters in Alaska, 22%… Read more →

Fast-Food Workers Shut Down Hardee’s HQ, Puzder is ‘Unfit to Serve’

Thousands of workers across America marched on restaurants and offices to protest Andrew Puzder, Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary. Puzder is the the CEO of CKE Restaurants, and his companies, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., are known for their anti-worker policies and practices. The Fight for $15 is watching and won’t let him and his approach… Read more →