Fight for $15

Fast food workers are coming together all over the country to fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. We work for corporations that are making tremendous profits, but do not pay employees enough to support our families and to cover basic needs like food, health care, rent and transportation.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, August 25, 2017
Fast-Food Workers Wage Sit-In at Rauner’s Chicago Office Following Veto of $15/hour for 2.3 Million IL Workers
After delivering petitions to Gov. Bruce Rauner's Chicago office with limited entry, cooks and cashiers in the Fight for $15 occupied the lobby of the Thompson Center to protest Rauner’s veto of a $15/hour minimum wage just moments ago. Rauner had promised corporate lobbyists he would block SB-81,...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
McDonald’s Workers Take Call for $15/hr, Union Rights Directly to Company’s Shareholders
Less than 24 hours after thousands of McDonald’s cooks and cashiers surged through the rain-soaked streets of downtown Chicago, workers marched on the burger giant’s headquarters Wednesday morning, taking their demand for $15 an hour and union rights directly to the company’s shareholders. Holding...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Hundreds of Fast Food Workers Rallied at McD's New HQ, Protest to Culminate at Massive Rally
Earlier this morning fast food workers and community gathered in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood for a mock groundbreaking ceremony and press conference at the new location of McDonald’s Headquarters. Wearing hard hats and construction vests, workers and community leaders spoke out, sharing their...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Trump Resistance Movement Sets Sights on McDonald’s, Joining Fight for $15 in Massive March on Fast-Food Giant’s Shareholders Meeting
On the heels of mass demonstrations against President Trump’s policies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets, leaders of the Trump resistance movement will converge in Chicago May 23 with thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 for a “March on McDonald’s” that is...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
McDonald’s Worker and Fight for $15 Leader on May 1 General Strike
“Workers going on strike May 1 have the full support of the Fight for $15. Walking off the job is never an easy decision, but we know first-hand that it also gets results: By standing up and going on strike for $15 an hour and union rights, we have won $62 billion in raises for 22 million people...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Fight for $15 Statement on Federal $15 Bill
“Think back to five years ago: President Obama had yet to call for even a $9 an hour federal minimum wage, and the two members of Congress brave enough to call for $10.10 an hour were considered crazy. Then something crazier happened: 200 fast-food workers walked off their jobs in New York City,...
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Friday, March 31, 2017
TUESDAY: Fight for $15, Movement for Black Lives to Protest Nationwide in Call to ‘Fight Racism, Raise Pay’
Thousands of workers fighting for $15/hour and union rights will join racial justice activists in the Movement for Black Lives to wage a two-dozen-city “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protest Tuesday , the 49 th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination and the 50 th anniversary of the...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Fight for $15, Movement for Black Lives to Join Forces in Nationwide Protest to Fight Racism, Raise Pay
The Fight for $15 and the Movement for Black Lives will take to the streets nationwide April 4 – the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination – in a two-dozen-city “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protest. Thousands of underpaid workers, local racial justice activists, elected officials...
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Legislators, Workers, Advocates Launch Campaign to Pass a $15 Wage Floor in Illinois
Rep. Will Guzzardi joined workers and advocates to kick off a new effort to raise the state minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. Legislators will introduce a new bill this week, and workers and advocates in the “$15 for Illinois’ Future Campaign” pledged a powerful statewide field campaign to let voters...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Fast-Food Workers File Federal Civil Rights Suit Against City of Memphis Over Illegal Surveillance, Intimidation, Harassment
A local Fight for $15 fast-food worker organization filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Memphis Wednesday , charging its police department with a widespread and illegal campaign of surveillance and intimidation in an attempt to stifle the workers’ fight for $15 an hour and...
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