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 →

Andy Puzder: Bad News for All Workers

Trump wants America to ignore why fast-food CEO Andy Puzder is a disastrous pick for Secretary of Labor. He’s hoping you forget the MANY abuses under Puzder’s watch at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr — sexual harassment, stolen wages, safety violations. Forget that he once said “ugly women don’t sell burgers” — and even called his… Read more →

The Fight for $15: We Made History in 2016

“When the ‘Fight for $15’ movement to bring about a fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage got started, four years ago, it seemed like a thoroughly quixotic quest…‘Fight for $15’ doesn’t seem so quixotic anymore.” – The New Yorker As you can read in that quote — it’s astonishing how far our movement has come and what huge… Read more →

2016: “The year of the minimum wage increase”

In 2016, we won wage increases in more states and cities, for more American workers, than ever before. At the same time, as we all know, the fight for justice saw major setbacks this past year. We can’t ignore it. But we must also remember just how much this movement, this Fight for $15, won… Read more →