Day of Action: Fight for $15 and Movement for Black Lives

Thousands of workers are taking to the streets today with Fight for $15 and Movement for Black Lives demanding racial and economic justice. Los Angeles turned up today, complete with a banner drop:   San Diego knows how to turn up, too: And let’s not forget about Boston: There will be more than a dozen… Read more →

Fight for $15 Continues Dr. King’s “Revolution of Values”

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr called for a “revolution of values” in our nation – taking a stand loud and clear against militarism and racism and for economic injustice. Exactly one year later, he was killed – marching with striking sanitation workers here in Memphis. But the movement did not end with… Read more →

Durham Fast-Food Worker Speaks Out Against HB2

In response to a deal announced late Wednesday between North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican state lawmakers regarding H.B. 2, Earl Bradley, a Wendy’s worker and Fight for $15 leader from Durham, N.C., who is paid $8/hour, issued the following statement: “Rather than repealing our state’s discriminatory HB2 law, this deal doubles-down on the… Read more →

McDonald’s Faces Heat in France

McDonald’s is facing more heat in France. Late last year, the European Union opened an investigation into McDonald’s over potentially illegal tax deals in Luxembourg. But it didn’t stop there. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a left-wing candidate in the French presidential race, has proposed increased taxes on high incomes and a crackdown on corporate tax deals as… Read more →

BREAKING: Fight for $15 Launches National Protest on April 4

On April 4, we fight for equality, we fight for fair pay, and we fight for The Dream. Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing with striking sanitation workers in Memphis fighting for The Dream of fair pay and racial justice. Today, we are still fighting and have faced… Read more →

Burger King Workers File Charges Against Burger King Demanding an End to Workplace Sexual Violence

Less than 6 months after nationwide filing of multiple EEOC sexual harassment complaints against McDonald‘s, Chicago fast-food workers have filed additional EEOC complaints against a Burger King franchise. Workers at Burger King have experienced physical and verbal abuse along with intimidation from general management at several locations owned by the same franchisee. One underaged woman… Read more →

Fight for $15 leader Bleu speaking at US World Meeting of Popular Movements

Bleu Rainer at USWMPM

A powerful speech from Bleu Rainer, a leader in the #FightFor15, speaking at the #USWMPM. #USWMPM, or the U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements, took place in Modesto, CA Feb. 16-19, 2017. The purpose was to create an “encounter” between Catholic Church leadership and grassroots organizations working to address the “economy of exclusion and… Read more →

Puzder withdraws. Workers win!

Workers just delivered a MAJOR victory against Trump’s rigged economy. Andy Puzder is out of the running for Secretary of Labor! We’re demanding that Trump appoint a real Secretary of Labor. Someone who stands with workers, labor unions, faith communities, women, and immigrants. “When Donald Trump first tapped Andy Puzder to be labor secretary,” Hardee’s… Read more →