Arizona’s minimum wage is still stuck at $12.15 – it’s just not enough. But Tucson voters have the chance to vote for $15/hr this November – a measure that would give roughly 85,000 Tucsonan workers a raise. Before Tuesday, November 2, vote YES on Proposition 206 to raise the minimum wage to $15 and make… Read more →
Labor Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of workers – and how far we’ve come in the Fight for $15. In recent months, we have had plenty to celebrate. Here are some of the highlights: Delaware and Rhode Island went to a $15/hr minimum wage. Workers in Chicago won back pay for being… Read more →
Last year, a McDonald’s in Oakland, CA made headlines for forcing workers to work during the pandemic… and telling workers to use coffee filters and dog diapers as masks. This kind of disregard for safety and public health is unacceptable. Ultimately, there was an outbreak at the store, where 11 workers tested positive for COVID-19…. Read more →
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is tearing through communities around the country. A lot of people are acting like COVID is over. It’s not. If the Delta variant does get workers sick, many of us won’t get to take paid time off. We won’t get the paid sick leave we need to get well…. Read more →
In a landmark win for workers, Burger King will pay almost 2,500 Chicago workers a total of nearly $500,000 for alleged violations of the city’s paid sick leave law. A city investigation found that Tri City Foods, which operates 40 Chicago-area franchises, failed to give workers their required sick leave for over three years. These… Read more →
According to a new report from the National Employment Law Project, the Fight for $15 has helped win $150 billion annually for 26 million workers, with $76 billion going to workers of color. We’ve come a long way since 2012, when a small group of McDonald’s workers in NYC walked off the job. Today, our… Read more →
Workers across the country went on strike today to mark the 12th anniversary of the last time that the federal minimum wage was raised. The COVID crisis is not over. Workers have been on the frontlines of this pandemic for over a year, risking our lives to keep our communities fed and safe. $7.25 wasn’t… Read more →
Last week, workers showed up across the country demanding good union home care jobs. Keep the Senate’s phones ringing off the hook. Call 1-855-963-2258 to demand Congress invest in home and community-based care and good union home care jobs for those who provide it!
Thanks to relentless organizing by workers and allies, Delaware’s House joined the Senate in passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15!
If McDonald’s can afford to pay its CEO 1,189 times what it pays its average workers, they can afford to pay a living wage.