As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, 15 prominent Black leaders released statements Wednesday urging Congress to pass a $15/hr minimum wage as part of the package.
We know we can win because we’ve BEEN winning – in cities, counties, and in 8 states around the country: 27 million workers have seen raises thanks to our movement.
We’ve got the momentum, and that’s thanks to workers organizing, marching, and STRIKING for what we need to survive.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows the kind of impact a national $15/hr minimum wage would have on our communities: 32 million workers would see a raise – more than a fifth of all U.S. workers.
A bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 is about to be introduced in Congress. We’ve never been closer.
This is a victory for workers, and it shows how things are changing because of the leaders our movement elected.
Today, fast-food workers nationwide went on STRIKE to demand corporations like McDonald’s pay workers what they need to survive — $15 an hour.
This week, the House passed $2,000 survival checks, more than TRIPLING the amount working people would receive as we struggle to put food on the table during this pandemic. But the Senate is blocking these crucial payments.
At a McDonald’s in Littlerock, CA there were no temperature checks at the start of shifts, no disinfection of shared drive-thru headsets and other high-touch surfaces, and workers unable to social distance standing elbow-to-elbow in a hot kitchen.
After years of pressure from its workers, Starbucks announced that it will be raising wages for all its workers to $15 an hour in the next three years.