Watch: “My kids are the reason why”

Chrisanna Capshaw is a mom – with a full-time job at Subway in North Carolina. She works hard to support her two kids, but at just $8 an hour, it’s simply not enough to get by. So Chrisanna is fighting back. Watch her powerful testimony for $15 and union rights now:

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Income Inequality

As Pope Francis began his first US visit Wednesday, he was greeted by child care, home care, and fast-food workers who are part of the Fight for $15. Adriana Alvarez, McDonald’s worker and Fight for $15 leader, noted the similarities between the Fight for $15 and the Pope’s teachings: “The Fight for $15 is about… Read more →

Huge Day of Action for $15 in 50 Cities across USA

As we celebrated the big $15/hr win for fast-food workers in New York on September 10, the Fight for $15 swept the nation. Workers in nearly 50 cities around the country organized actions calling on their elected representatives to boost pay in their cities and states. From Miami to Madison, workers came together to demand… Read more →

The biggest Fight for $15 win – EVER

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 →

Democratic Party Adopts $15 National Minimum Wage to Party Platform

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 →

Breaking: National Labor Relations Board Makes Landmark Ruling

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 →