US Labor Secretary Tom Perez Stands With The Fight For $15

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 local branch of the AFL-CIO labor federation.

“People are increasingly understanding that they’re taking it on the chin at work,” Perez said. “If you battle your boss alone, it’s a heck of a lot harder to succeed. But when you work in concert with fellow workers, not just in your workplace but across sectors, that’s how you succeed.”