Our Moral Agenda

Our nation’s need for a moral revival grows more urgent every day. Last week, we announced a roadmap to make it happen – one that includes a living wage and union rights for ALL workers. It’s all part of our work with the Poor People’s Campaign, a historic coalition of movements across issues and faith… Read more →

McDonald’s Workers Protest Broken Promises

McDonald's Pay Us What You Promised

April 3 – McDonald’s workers in a half dozen cities took to the streets today to protest McDonald’s corporation after it was revealed that the company has not kept up it’s promise to pay workers more than $1 over the local minimum wage. From Bloomberg: A series of recent pay stubs for 16 McDonald’s employees… Read more →

The inspiration you need today

child wields megaphone

If witnessing thousands of people come together Feb. 12 to fight for a living wage, union rights, and respect on the job regardless of race wasn’t inspiring enough already — here’s one clip that will leave your heart even warmer. At the Memphis action, this young person came to the front of the strike line… Read more →

POWERFUL: Fight for $15 inspires worker to strike

As workers and allies rally in Memphis today, at least one worker didn’t know she would march until today, reports The Commercial Appeal: Seeing the rally nearby, 28-year-old Burger King employee Robin Curtis said she made a split-second decision to walk out on her job of about six months, telling her manager, “Time for a… Read more →

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

We are LIVE right now in Memphis, marching, protesting, making noise for $15 an hour, and union rights, and respect on the job regardless of race — watch. We’re carrying your signs – signs submitted by thousands of people from across the country. Signs declaring, I AM A MAN. I am a woman. I am… Read more →

CNN: Why we’re fighting for MLK’s final cause

Today, as the Poor People’s Campaign joins thousands of fast-food workers and the Fight for $15 as we march in Memphis, the Campaign’s co-chairs make the case in CNN why the fight for union rights and a living wage is central to the fight for a national moral revival. Dr. Reverend William Barber II and… Read more →

From “I AM” to the “FIGHT FOR $15”

Fast-food workers striking across the mid-south today were joined by workers from the 1968 sanitation strike, connecting the important historic action 50 years ago to today’s walk out. The sanitation strikers, along with historians and community leaders held a symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum examining the legacy of the Memphis sanitation strike before… Read more →

ON STRIKE IN MEMPHIS

Just moments ago, workers in the Fight for $15 went ON STRIKE in Memphis. We NEED $15 an hour, union rights, and respect on the job regardless of race – and we need it now. We’re striking and marching today inspired by the black sanitation workers who went on strike with Martin Luther King Jr…. Read more →

Thousands of workers to carry on fight for higher pay, union rights

MEMPHIS—Thousands of fast-food cooks and cashiers announced Thursday they will walk off their jobs and protest nationwide Feb. 12 – the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike – carrying on the fight for higher wages and union rights led by hundreds of black municipal workers whose 1968 walkout became a rallying cry of the Poor People’s Campaign… Read more →

Illinois Workers Crash Gov. Rauner’s State of the State Address

Workers at Illinois State Capitol

Fast food workers, union members and community activists joined forces at the State Capitol on January 31 to hold anti-worker Governor Bruce Rauner accountable for vetoing a $15 minimum wage and for his attacks on workers’ unions. Just steps away from the chambers where the governor held his 4th address, Fight for $15 workers held… Read more →