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 →

2015: The Year A $15 Minimum Wage Swept The Nation

There were some HUGE wins for the #Fightfor15 in 2015: Over 500 cities on STRIKE. Over 1 million standing with us. We won $15 in New York. We won $15 in Seattle. We won $15 in Los Angeles. We’re making huge progress – but for over 64 million people STILL working at jobs paying poverty-level wages, this fight couldn’t be more important…. Read more →

Fight for $15 “Took Over the Democratic Party”

Under the headline “How a $15 Minimum Wage Took Over the Democratic Party,” Bryce Covert wrote at ThinkProgress on how the Fight for $15 has transformed the politics around wages in the U.S., moving the country from a point in 2012 where raising the minimum wage was nowhere on the agenda, to a debate in 2016 over nearly… Read more →

The Nation: Child care costs can drive teachers and families into poverty

This week, The Nation investigated child care costs, reporting: “The cost of daycare can drive a family into poverty before a child reaches kindergarten, but it’s also likely to impoverish her teacher first. While preschool programs are expanding nationwide…they cost parents everything while paying teachers nothing simultaneously. And childcare providers are so underfunded overall that the system… Read more →

McDonald’s investigated in Europe for dodging taxes

This week, EU regulators accused Luxembourg of illegally helping McDonald’s avoid taxes on hundreds of millions of euros in profits. European Commission officials have opened a formal inquiry into a 2009 tax deal between McDonald’s and Luxembourg. They allege the deal exempted a McDonald’s subsidiary from taxes, despite the fact that officials knew McDonald’s was… Read more →

Sign the pledge to VOTE $15 in 2016

Right now, over 64 million people work at jobs paying poverty-level wages. That drags down wages for everyone who works while making a handful of CEOs very rich. We need elected officials who will listen to everyday working moms and dads, not just CEOs and billionaires. In the 2016 elections, we can make that happen by… Read more →

From coast to coast, the #Fightfor15 is WINNING!

Underpaid workers on both coasts won major pay raises to $15/hour this month: Milwaukie, OR – The City Council in Milwaukie, Ore., unanimously approved a pay raise for all city workers to $15/hour. Mountain View and Berkeley, CA – Workers won $15/hour, following San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Palo Alto. Pittsburgh, PA – Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order that will… Read more →