Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chairman of the Senate Budget committee, held a hearing Thursday to make the case for why we need a national $15 minimum wage
Following the Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling that raising the minimum wage to $15 does not meet requirements for the reconciliation process, Houston McDonald’s worker and Fight For $15 and a Union leader Maribel Cornejo released the following statement.
This week Fight for $15 workers and allies are doing everything they can to win $15/hr for millions of people that need higher pay to help families get by in this country: hitting the streets, calling Congress, and encouraging family and friends to do the same.
Today, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry joined Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and workers to talk about the challenges we face as frontline workers, and what exactly raising the wage to $15/hr would mean to us.
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, 15 prominent Black leaders released statements Wednesday urging Congress to pass a $15/hr minimum wage as part of the package.
We know we can win because we’ve BEEN winning – in cities, counties, and in 8 states around the country: 27 million workers have seen raises thanks to our movement.
We’ve got the momentum, and that’s thanks to workers organizing, marching, and STRIKING for what we need to survive.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows the kind of impact a national $15/hr minimum wage would have on our communities: 32 million workers would see a raise – more than a fifth of all U.S. workers.
A bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 is about to be introduced in Congress. We’ve never been closer.
This is a victory for workers, and it shows how things are changing because of the leaders our movement elected.