The Fight for $15: We Made History in 2016

“When the ‘Fight for $15’ movement to bring about a fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage got started, four years ago, it seemed like a thoroughly quixotic quest…‘Fight for $15’ doesn’t seem so quixotic anymore.” – The New Yorker As you can read in that quote — it’s astonishing how far our movement has come and what huge… Read more →

2016: “The year of the minimum wage increase”

In 2016, we won wage increases in more states and cities, for more American workers, than ever before. At the same time, as we all know, the fight for justice saw major setbacks this past year. We can’t ignore it. But we must also remember just how much this movement, this Fight for $15, won… Read more →

Big wins in four more states!

Four years ago in New York City, fast-food workers went on strike for higher wages and union rights. People called us crazy and hopeless. Well today we’ve won raises for 22 million hard-working Americans, and transformed how we talk about work and wages in this country. Together, we kickstarted this movement for good pay for… Read more →

First-ever Nationwide #FightFor15 Canvass

This election is about us – the 64 million people who simply are paid too little to live. It’s why we never stop fighting. Look at the map. It shows how many people make less than $15 in each state. In many states, like the key swing state of Florida, over HALF of all workers… Read more →

Rampant Sexual Harassment in Fast-food Restaurants

Four in ten women working in fast food restaurants deal with sexual harassment on the job. Hear their own (graphic and disturbing) words: This has to stop. WE have to stop it. Start by sharing this video far and wide. The more people see it, the more chance we have to stop it. SHARE NOW… Read more →

Fight for $15 protests outside first presidential debate

Today, we’re taking the Fight for $15’s message to the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Thousands of workers will march on Hofstra University — the site of the debate — where we’ll make sure that the candidates get it: if they want our vote, they had better come get it by… Read more →