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 →

Beaten, stabbed, silenced: violence in California’s fast-food industry and workers’ fight for a voice

Violence in California's Fast-Food Industry and Workers Fight for a Voice

AB 257 / FAST Recovery Act would address violence crisis New 911 Data Reveals ‘Crisis of Violence’ in California Fast-food Industry as Corporations, Managers Ignore Workers’ Concerns Fast-food companies promote their restaurants as family-friendly places to eat and work, but fast-food workers tell a grimmer story of restaurants that become havens for violent activity, in… Read more →

Workers around the world are calling for dignity and respect

Around the world the pattern is the same: workers are called “essential” but are treated as disposable by CEOs and multinational corporations. That’s why workers around the US — and around the world — have been saying enough, going on strike, and demanding fair pay, better working conditions, and more. The Fight for $15 and… Read more →


Tucson voters pass $15 minimum wage

VICTORY: TUCSON PASSES $15!   Voters in Tucson have passed a $15/hr minimum wage! 85,000 workers are on our way to $15! This didn’t happen overnight: the workers that power the Fight for $15 have spent years organizing, voting, and striking. This victory wouldn’t have happened without our movement. Our movement has already won $150… Read more →