Iowa is ON STRIKE for $15 ahead of the Republican debate

Early Thursday morning, approximately 1,000 underpaid workers gathered at a Des Moines McDonald’s to begin a day of strikes and rallies.  Tonight, a group including fast food, child care, and homecare workers will march to the Iowa Events Center, in advance of the Republican debate. Among the workers marching and rallying was Angelica Serrano, who… Read more →

The biggest argument against $15 just got destroyed…again

According to a new report by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, increases in regular and tipped minimum wage have not had a negative effect on restaurant industry profits – or on the number of employees restaurants hire. For the study, the researchers looked at wage increases in states between 1995 and 2014 to asses the impact… Read more →

#FightFor15 workers turned out BIG in Charleston, SC

 On Sunday, January 17, workers from fast-food, homecare, child care and other underpaid industries in the Fight for $15 joined up to protest ahead of the evening’s Democratic debate.   “Workers need a raise and we need it now,” Betsy Smalls, a McDonald’s worker from North Charleston told The Guardian. “Whether it’s McDonald’s and other large companies… Read more →

BREAKING: Charleston Workers to Protest Before Democratic Debate

As BuzzFeed reported today, fast-food workers will walk off the job in Charleston, S.C. and nearby cities Sunday, before converging on the Democratic presidential debate that evening with thousands of homecare, child care, and other underpaid workers to challenge candidates to “come get our vote.”  USA Today noted that the strike marks the first of an unprecedented wave of walkouts and… Read more →

BREAKING: Complaint Says McDonald’s Violates EU Anti-Trust Laws

Today, a coalition of Italian consumer groups announced it has lodged a formal antitrust complaint with the European Commission, alleging McDonald’s abuses its dominant fast-food market position in Europe, restricting consumer choice and leading to higher prices and poorer quality of service and food. If found guilty, the company could face severe penalties of up… Read more →

We are WINNING: 14 states boost minimum wage at the start of 2016

Today, Jan 1, 2016, 14 states JUST raised their minimum wages, according to an analysis of state laws by Yannet Lathrop of the National Employment Law Project. The District of Columbia and three other states — Maryland, Minnesota and Nevada — will also be raising wages later in 2016. This is HUGE! But we can’t stop fighting… Read more →