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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 →


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 →


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 →

Wisconsin Workers Hold Their Own State of the State Address

Wisconsin Fight for $15 workers at the state Capitol

Fed up with Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on working people and their unions, local fast-food and hospital workers in the Fight for $15 will took to the Wisconsin statehouse Wednesday, Jan. 25, to protest the governor’s State of the State address, stressing their commitment to defeating Walker and electing a pro-worker governor in the November… Read more →

Michigan Workers Take Over Governor Snyder’s Office

Michigan Workers

Michigan janitors and health care workers, along with fast food workers in the Fight for $15, delivered a “Workers’ State of the State” press conference and rally in Governor Snyder’s office in Detroit on Tuesday, January 23.     Workers are sticking together and fighting back to let their fellow citizens know the true state… Read more →