Statements in Response to the Proposed Referendum to Overturn AB257

Workers protesting for the passage of AB257 on the Sacramento Capitol steps

See below for statements in response to the proposed referendum to overturn AB 257, a California law to protect and empower the state’s more than half a million fast-food workers.  Sandro Flores, Los Angeles Carl’s Jr. worker and leader in the Fight for $15 and a Union “We took on the most powerful corporations in… Read more →

Fast-food workers slept over at the CA Capitol to demand AB257.

On August 16, fast-food workers slept outside the California State Capitol to demand AB257. We’re demanding this bill because it builds worker power. AB257 will give fast-food workers a seat at the table to fight for fair pay and safe workplaces. We’ll be able to hold these corporations accountable for their failures, like dangerous working… Read more →

Environmental Hazards in the Fast-Food Industry

A new study by researchers Maria Rivera and Perla Valencia details a wide variety of environmental hazards on the job facing California fast-food workers – including overflowing sewage, dangerous smoke inhalation, and extreme heat – that threaten their health and wellbeing. The study paints a bleak portrait of the state’s fast-food industry, uncovering stories of… Read more →

Skimmed & Scammed: Wage Theft From California’s Fast Food Workers

California’s fast-food industry is one of the largest, fastest growing private sector employers in the state. The global fast-food corporations that operate in California make billions of dollars in profits, yet fast-food workers rank among California’s lowest paid large occupational groups.]Over the course of the pandemic, fast-food workers emerged as an essential workforce, helping to… Read more →

Solidarity with Starbucks Workers Fighting for their Union!

Starbucks, we see you union busting.

Collective action is brewing across the country. Starbucks workers in more than 100 stores have filed to unionize with one message: every worker deserves justice, equality, and a better life. Corporations get greedy and workers are uniting to reclaim our power. Starbucks is using the same union-busting playbook seen at McDonald’s, Amazon, and countless other “progressive”… Read more →

2021 was all about STRIKES and VICTORIES

This was the year workers said ENOUGH. We saw strikes across the country and around the world. We saw workers quitting jobs that didn’t pay or respect us in record numbers. And because of our solidarity, workers in 56 cities, counties, and states are getting a raise at the start of the year. More states… Read more →

Federal contractors WIN $15 minimum wage

fists up in solidarity

In a victory for workers, the Biden Administration finalized a rule implementing a $15 minimum wage for ALL federal contractors. This didn’t happen overnight: the workers that power the Fight for $15 have spent years organizing, voting, and striking to demand at least $15/hr, the least we need to live a life of dignity and… Read more →