As underpaid workers we know what it’s like to struggle to get by.
We struggle even to pay our bills and put food on the table for our families. McDonald’s answer? Go on food stamps.
On top of it all, even McDonald’s knows it takes $15 to get by.
It’s not right. That’s why we strike.
And it’s working. We’ve taken the fight to more than 300 cities in the US and 60 countries across the world on 6 different continents. Now $15 an hour is law in California and New York State. It’s law in Seattle, in Pennsylvania for nursing home and hospital workers, and for municipal employees in countless cities. Mayors, city councils, and state governments across the nation have announced $15 initiatives. The New York Times editorial board endorsed the proposal. 17 million people across the country have already gotten raises. And the presidential candidates have all had to take a stand on $15.
There’s work to do before every worker gets $15 an hour and union rights – but together, I know that we will win.