Just moments ago, the Fight For $15 scored our biggest win EVER. New York State officially approved a $15 wage for every fast-food worker across the state. Three years ago, this movement began on the streets of New York – when a scrappy group of fast-food workers went on strike and called for $15 and… Read more →
It’s official: the Democratic Party has adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour as part of their party platform heading into the 2016 election season. Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, had this to say… Read more →
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that companies employing workers through staffing agencies, subcontractors, or franchisees can be held responsible for the conditions those workers face on the job, the New York Times reported Thursday. Kendall Fells, organizing director of the Fight for $15, reacted to the ruling: “McDonald’s is the boss – that’s true by any standard…. Read more →
Labor Secretary Tom Perez traveled to Detroit on Tuesday to show his solidarity with the Fight for $15. “I’m proud to stand with the Fight for $15 movement,” Perez said. “And it really is a movement. It’s for shared prosperity.” Perez met with Detroit workers from various fast-food chains as well as officials from the… Read more →
McDonald’s is driving the global race to the bottom – and it has to stop. Because McDonald’s influence is global, each time we hold them accountable, we’re improving lives not just in the US or in Brazil, but all across the world. TODAY, workers from five continents and elected leaders from around the world are… Read more →
The Brazilian Federal Senate will hold an unprecedented hearing Thursday on McDonald’s role in driving a global race to the bottom, placing the fast-food giant under the microscope in one of its most important markets overseas, and marking a major escalation of the global effort to hold McDonald’s accountable for its mistreatment of workers and bad corporate… Read more →
BREAKING: A new Quinnipiac poll finds 73% of NYC voters support $15 for fast-food workers. It’s time for $15 in NY! Share this image now to show your support >>
Two-and-a-half years after 200 fast-food workers first went on strike in New York City to demand $15 an hour and union rights, Gov. Cuomo’s Fast Food Wage Board recommended Thursday that the minimum wage for fast food workers throughout New York State be raised to $15 an hour.
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The Wage Board convened by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a bold stand for the Fight For $15 – and helped us pave the way to a $15 wage for New York fast-food workers.
But it’s not a done deal.
In dozens of cities across the country, fast-food, home care, child care and other underpaid workers sharpened their calls for $15 and demanded that their elected leaders follow New York’s lead and find a path to $15 an hour and union rights. We won’t stop fighting until we WIN $15/hour for all underpaid workers across the country.