HUGE WIN: $15 minimum wage in California

Wow. This is our biggest victory to date — and it’s huge. California is set to become the first state in America with a $15 minimum wage. Now 6.5 million workers are getting raises because of the work that we have ALL been doing. And there’s no way this slows down. Cities and states across… Read more →

The Fight for $15 can’t stop growing

Fast-food protest

What started with fast-food workers sharing their stories and scars from low-wage work, has snowballed into a MASSIVE nationwide movement of tens of millions of people: The fast-food workers took turns detailing the indignities they endured on the job: taking the subway to work only to be sent home before a shift started, making $7.25… Read more →

Florida workers: “$8.50 an hour isn’t enough”

MSNBC features the Fight for 15

Hundreds of child care, fast food, and home care workers were out in force in Florida, calling for better pay NOW. Fast food worker Marianna Raney was featured on MSNBC talking about how hard it can be to get by on minimum wage, and why she and her fellow workers were taking to the streets: “You… Read more →

Over 1,000 to march in Detroit ahead of presidential debates

Fast-food workers are gathering in Detroit Thursday to send a clear message to our next president: It’s time for $15 an hour and union rights. The Detroit Free Press reports: The demonstrations — which workers have been staging in metro Detroit for more than two years — are expected to involve hundreds of employees, including Stitt,… Read more →

Today: Fast-Food Workers STRIKE in Houston!

Today, fast-food workers in Houston went on strike to demand $15 and union rights–and they’re making sure the Republican presidential candidates know why. Janice Talton, a Burger King employee, explained in an op-ed for CNBC her reasons for striking and why she’s joining 1,000 other underpaid workers who will be demonstrating outside the Republican debate tonight: I’m a full-time employee… Read more →

1000 strong march on the #GOPDebate in Greenville, SC

A crowd of 1000 workers and supporters marched on the Republican debate Saturday, calling on candidates to support a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize. Among the crowd was Richard Baxter, a #FightFor15 member and Subway worker who makes $8.50 an hour. He said he plans to vote for the first time this year…. Read more →

New Hampshire turns out for first ever fast-food strike

Saturday morning, New Hampshirites who work in fast-food restaurants organized their first major walkout. Among them was 26-year-old New Hampshire native and Fight for $15 member Megan Jensen, who walked off her job at KFC to join the crowd demanding a higher minimum wage. “I share an apartment with a roommate and my three kids,… Read more →

New poll says two-thirds of New Yorkers support $15 an hour minimum wage

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour is supported by two-thirds of New Yorkers, according to a new Siena College poll. New York’s minimum wage for most workers is currently $9 an hour. Fast food workers won $15 last summer after his administration approved gradually hiking the… Read more →

Iowa is ON STRIKE for $15 ahead of the Republican debate

Early Thursday morning, approximately 1,000 underpaid workers gathered at a Des Moines McDonald’s to begin a day of strikes and rallies.  Tonight, a group including fast food, child care, and homecare workers will march to the Iowa Events Center, in advance of the Republican debate. Among the workers marching and rallying was Angelica Serrano, who… Read more →

The biggest argument against $15 just got destroyed…again

According to a new report by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, increases in regular and tipped minimum wage have not had a negative effect on restaurant industry profits – or on the number of employees restaurants hire. For the study, the researchers looked at wage increases in states between 1995 and 2014 to asses the impact… Read more →