How long does it take to afford Thanksgiving on minimum wage?

It Takes how Long?

Millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this week, but for many the costs of the holiday feasting and travel is a difficult burden to bear. According to a recent poll taken by lendedu, the average cost of Thanksgiving for the American consumer in 2017 will be $165.14. The U.S. federal minimum wage has been stuck… Read more →


H.R. 3441, the improperly-named Save Local Business Act, would revise decades of labor law to prevent workers from holding more than one employer jointly accountable for wage theft, child labor, equal pay violations, or unfair labor practices even when both employers control working conditions and/or commit violations. Take Action UPDATE The bill passed the House… Read more →

BIG WIN: $15 an hour at Target!

This is huge – Target just announced that they are raising wages for all 323,000 of their employees to a minimum of $15 an hour by 2020. It’s a major victory for the #FightFor15. Celebrate with us by sharing this image on Facebook right now. Five years ago, when 200 New York City fast-food workers… Read more →

Labor Day 2017: Workers Fight Back

    Five years ago, a few hundred fast food workers walked off the job to fight for fair pay. Since then, 22 million workers fought for and earned tens of billions of dollars in raises – and became one of the most powerful worker movements in history. On Labor Day, we took that power… Read more →

St. Louis Aldermen Urge Employers to “Save the Raise”

St. Louis Aldermen Urge Employers to “Save the Raise” and Keep Minimum Pay at $10/Hour Joint Statement by Majority of Council Comes as Grassroots Coalition Urges Employers to Honor City Minimum Wage Post-Preemption “For nearly two months, more than 30,000 people working in St. Louis have benefitted from life-changing raises that help cover the cost of rent,… Read more →

St. Louis Businesses Reject Local Minimum Wage Rollback

More Than 100 St. Louis Businesses Reject Local Minimum Wage Rollback, Urge City’s Employers to ‘Save the Raise’ Business Support for St. Louis’ $10/Hour Minimum Wage Marks Victory for ‘Save the Raise’ Campaign Led by Low-wage Workers, Community Leaders Majority of St. Louis Board of Alderman Endorse Save the Raise Campaign, Urge Public and Private… Read more →

7/12/17 Press Clips about #SaveTheRaise

Protestors confront Greitens over minimum wage at news conference The Associated Press July 10, 2017 Gov. Greitens announces public safety plan for St. Louis, including troopers on interstates St. Louis Post-Dispatch Christine Byers July 10, 2017 In Missouri, A State Vs. City Battle Over the Minimum Wage WNYC July 10, 2017 Missouri Gov. Greitens slashes… Read more →

Illinois Senate Approves Plan to Increase Minimum Wage to $15/hr

In response to the Illinois General Assembly’s Passage of SB-81, which would gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15/hour, Chicago McDonald’s worker Adriana Alvarez, who is paid $11.00/hour, said on behalf of Fight for $15 Chicago: “When fast-food workers in Chicago first joined the Fight for $15 more than four years ago, nobody believed… Read more →

We took the #FightFor15 to McDonald’s AND Donald Trump

Woooooooooooooow, what a week! We took the #FightFor15 to McDonald's AND Donald Trump every single day. You've got to watch (and share!) this video of the action to see it all for yourself. Monday: Women workers in Chicago came together to discuss leading the struggle – from the Women's March to the #FightFor15, as they… Read more →