Four years ago in New York City, fast-food workers went on strike for higher wages and union rights. People called us crazy and hopeless.
Well today we’ve won raises for 22 million hard-working Americans, and transformed how we talk about work and wages in this country. Together, we kickstarted this movement for good pay for hard work and it shows no sign of stopping. This week ,we went to the ballot box and won higher wages in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington (that’s two million more people winning better pay!). And those states join the likes of New York and California, and cities across the country, that have backed this fight.
Our work is far from over, but it’s obvious to everyone now that high wages are winnable EVERYWHERE. We won’t stop until we do.