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.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Fight for $15 on Bank of America $20/hr Announcement
In response to Bank of America’s announcement that it is raising pay to $20/hour, St. Louis McDonald’s worker and Fight for $15 leader Dashia Hill issued the following statement: “Before fast-food workers started speaking out and striking for $15 and union rights, nobody was thinking of raises. But...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
In Nationwide Protests, Workers Declare McDonald’s Move to End Lobbying Against Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough
Waving signs reading “McDonald’s: A Day Late, $15 and a Union Short,” McDonald’s workers in the Fight for $15 and a Union protested during the lunchtime rush in 10 cities from coast to coast Wednesday, sending a strong message to the company that its decision last week to stop lobbying against...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
Fight for $15 Responds to Passage of $15 in Maryland
In response to the passage of a $15 minimum wage in Maryland today , the Fight for $15 released the following statement: "More than six years ago, when we stood up and went on strike for $15 an hour and a union, our demands were dismissed. But we kept marching and we kept fighting, forcing the...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Fight for $15 Member on Illinois $15 Minimum Wage
Below is a statement from Ieshia Townsend, a McDonald's crew member in Chicago and member of the Fight for $15, on the passage of legislation today raising the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 an hour . Townsend spoke at Governor J.B. Pritzker's signing of the bill today: "Six years ago, when fast-...
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky Among 54 Arrested at McDonald’s HQ as Fast-Food Workers Nationwide Strike Demanding Union Rights
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) was among 54 arrested at McDonald’s headquarters Thursday as hundreds of striking cooks and cashiers flooded downtown Chicago demanding union rights in the $200 billion fast-food industry. The walkout in Chicago came as thousands of fast-food workers in 2018...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
#MeToo, McDonald’s
The Fight for $15, with support from the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, announced Tuesday an effort to challenge widespread sexual harassment faced by McDonald’s workers on the job across the country—including groping, propositions for sex and lewd comments by supervisors— that is all too often...
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Monday, April 02, 2018
McDonald’s Fails to Honor Promise to Raise Workers’ Wages
McDonald’s is breaking its highly-touted April 2015 pledge to pay the 90,000 workers at its corporate stores $1 an hour above the local minimum wage, the Fight for $15 announced Monday . Worker paystubs in three major metropolitan areas where the company has large numbers of corporate stores show...
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Friday, March 02, 2018
McDonald’s Workers to NLRB: Let the Judge Decide
McDonald’s cooks and cashiers protested Friday at National Labor Relations Board offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, demanding the federal government cease settlement talks with the company in a groundbreaking case that seeks to hold the burger giant responsible for illegal...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Thousands of Fast-Food Workers Strike, Protest Nationwide on 50th Anniversary of Historic Memphis Sanitation Walkout
Fifty years after the historic Memphis sanitation worker strike that anchored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, fast-food workers in two-dozen cities across the Mid-South walked off their jobs Monday and thousands of cooks and cashiers rallied nationwide to carry on the...
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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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