In Detroit, workers and politicians agree: America has ALWAYS needed unions

Michigan politicians praised unions at a standing-room only Town Hall in Detroit earlier this week, calling for a renewed appreciation of the positive impact union-led reforms have had on the American workforce. Workers spoke about enduring mistreatment at the hands of the companies they’d given years of blood, sweat, and tears. Others shared inspiring stories… Read more →

“Thank God for food banks…” Worker town halls continue in Miami

The America Needs Unions town hall series continued yesterday in Miami, with seven candidates for office joining adjuncts and fast-food workers to discuss the struggles working people face today. 64 million workers are paid less than $15/hour, holding back entire communities. These low-quality jobs put enormous stresses on ordinary families and weaken the social fabric… Read more →

American Needs Unions Town Hall Series Kicks Off in Tampa

Tampa America Needs Unions Town Hall

On Wednesday, May 30, Fight for $15 workers, union members, students, activists, and a congressional candidates gathered in Tampa to hold the first in the America Needs Unions series of Town Halls. Everyone who works hard should be able to make ends meet. But too many people are working longer hours for lower wages because… Read more →

We’re taking the fight to McDonald’s HQ

This Monday morning, over 100 McDonald’s cooks and cashiers are taking the fight straight to McDonald’s HQ to hand-deliver a letter to the company. Check out the letter below and then add your name to our letter now >> Our letter to McDonald’s Dear McDonald’s: We are cooks and cashiers who work behind McDonald’s counters,… Read more →

Our Moral Agenda

Our nation’s need for a moral revival grows more urgent every day. Last week, we announced a roadmap to make it happen – one that includes a living wage and union rights for ALL workers. It’s all part of our work with the Poor People’s Campaign, a historic coalition of movements across issues and faith… Read more →

McDonald’s Workers Protest Broken Promises

McDonald's Pay Us What You Promised

April 3 – McDonald’s workers in a half dozen cities took to the streets today to protest McDonald’s corporation after it was revealed that the company has not kept up it’s promise to pay workers more than $1 over the local minimum wage. From Bloomberg: A series of recent pay stubs for 16 McDonald’s employees… Read more →

The inspiration you need today

child wields megaphone

If witnessing thousands of people come together Feb. 12 to fight for a living wage, union rights, and respect on the job regardless of race wasn’t inspiring enough already — here’s one clip that will leave your heart even warmer. At the Memphis action, this young person came to the front of the strike line… Read more →