If you are an underpaid worker anywhere in the country and are tired of getting screwed by corporate greed and poverty wages, join the national movement! Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.
The more of us who continue to speak out, take to the streets, and go on strike, the louder our message will be that it is not right for companies making billions in profits to pay their workers pennies.
How to join the Fight for $15
Join the movement for $15/hr and union rights with these three simple steps:
- Sign the petition to the right to stand with underpaid workers everywhere and get on our email list. We’ll send you word on any updates, breaking news, and upcoming actions straight in your inbox.
- Next, take out your cell phone and text JOIN to 64336 to get on our rapid-response text message list.
- Finally – and most importantly – organize your workplace and take the fight to the streets. Every year, thousands of underpaid workers protest, march, and rally for $15/hr and union rights. We need you out there with us – and we’ll be in touch soon with our next action.
How to go on strike
One of the most powerful actions you can take with your coworkers is to go on strike. You have rights under the National Labor Relations Act and you can’t be fired for taking part in protected strike actions – but you have to take certain steps to make sure you’re safe.
- Notify your boss that you are striking
- Tell your boss the reasons you are going on strike
- Print and deliver a strike notice to your manager
- Strike over conditions in your workplace
- Recruit your co-workers to go on strike with you
- Ask friends, family, and supporters to walk you back to work on May 2nd
- Say you are striking to protest the President, ICE, or other political issues
- Criticize your employer’s products or services
- “Sit-in” or hold an action inside of your workplace
- Block the entrance or exit of your workplace
- Go back to work without a supporter, ally, or co-worker
Reasons to strike
- To protest for higher pay at work
- To protest against workplace favoritism
- To protest unsafe working conditions
- To protest sexual harassment on the job
- To protest wage theft
- To protest unfair work scheduling
- To protest racism on the job
- To protest lack of training opportunities
- To protest the lack of opportunities for promotion and advancement
- To protest mistreatment and disrespect from management
- To protest threats to call ICE on you or your coworkers
- ANY OTHER PROBLEM YOU ARE HAVING AT YOUR STORE
Remember: It is illegal for your boss to fire you for going on strike. But strikes can lose protection if you miss work to protest non-work issues. Be sure to make it clear to your boss that you are on strike to protest a problem at your job.
Fill in the location, dates, and your reason for going on strike; print the letter; and deliver this letter to your boss before or while going on strike.
When workers in the Fight for $15 strike, we always make sure we don’t return to work alone. There is power in numbers, and you can show your employer that you won’t be intimidated by showing up with friends, family, coworkers or a clergy person to be a witness. Knowing that other people have your back, will discourage any attempts at retaliation and is a reminder to the boss that your strike was legally protected activity.