Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds

Gov. Reynolds and Republican state lawmakers have waged a string of attacks on workers’ unions in recent years. Last February, then-Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill endorsed by then-Lt. [...]

States Blocking Cities From Raising Standards For Workers

By Marni von Wilpert, www.epi.org -

By Marni von Wilpert for Economic Policy Institute. On August 28, 2017, low-wage workers in St. Louis, Missouri, became the latest victims of state preemption laws. “Preemption” in this context [...]

Minimum Wage Of $15 An Hour Passed In Minneapolis

By Staff of NELP and Fight for $15, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff of NELP and Fight for $15. Since the Fight for $15 began in November 2012, more than 40 cities and counties, and more than 20 states have adopted minimum wage increases. NELP estimates [...]

Atlanta Fought For $15 And Won

By Joel Mendelson, www.jwj.org -

By Joel Mendelson for Jobs with Justice - People working for the city of Atlanta received welcome news as the City Council unanimously passed a budget raising their wages. Starting on July 1, [...]

Fight For $15 And Movement For Black Lives Join Forces On Anniversary Of MLK’s Assassination

By Maha Ahmed, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Maha Ahmed for In These Times - Protesters rallied at three locations in Chicago: Federal Plaza, a McDonald’s at the intersection of Adams Street and Wells Street, and the Illinois Policy [...]

Fast Food CEO Andy Puzder Has No Business As Labor Secretary

By Fight for $15, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff of Fight for $15, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s cooks and cashiers will lead marches and rallies, holding signs that read, “Meet Andy Puzder: CEO of the rigged economy” and “Puzder gets rich [...]

Low Wage Walk Off Jobs In 300 Cities

By Sam Sacks, www.districtsentinel.com -

By Sam Sacks for The District Sentinel - Low-wage workers across the country walked off the job on Tuesday to agitate for an increase in the federal minimum wage, in what were the first major [...]

Fight For $15 Plans National Strikes As Uber Drivers Join

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - A nationwide day of action and disruption is set to take place on Tuesday, as workers from around the country and across industries are set to take part in [...]

Workers Protest Sexual Harassment In More Than 30 States

By RT, www.rt.com -

By RT. Female workers at McDonald’s are sick of being treated like meat. They are accusing the Golden Arches of not protecting employees against sexual harassment. Backed by the minimum wage [...]

Newsletter: Labor Day Time To Build Worker Power

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Private-sector workers who are members of a union have fallen from 1 in 3 workers in the 1950s to about 1 in 20 today. Politics is [...]

Newsletter: #NoHoneymoon, A Presidency Of Protest

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The task of the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice is much bigger than the presidential election. Our job is to [...]

Fight For $15 Organizers Tell SEIU: We Need $15 And A Union

By David Moberg, www.inthesetimes.com -

By David Moberg for In These Times - The start to this weekend’s Fight for $15 convention didn’t go as planned. As roughly 10,000 conference goers gathered in Richmond, Va., to talk about unions [...]

Newsletter: On To The General Election, Create Surprises

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The make-up of elections are almost complete with only a few primary races and the Green Party National Convention (August 4-7 in [...]

Meet The 25-Year-Old Fighting For A $15 Minimum Wage

By Katie Johnston, www.bostonglobe.com -

By Katie Johnston for Boston Globe - Darius Cephas didn’t realize he was about to help spark a revolution when a labor organizer walked into the Dorchester McDonald’s where he worked and told him [...]

Burgerville Workers Aim To Take Fight For $15 To Next Level

By Shane Burley, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Shane Burley for Waging Nonviolence - Dressed in his work uniform, Jordan Vaandering looked like any other fast food employee heading into another long shift. But that day, April 26, was far [...]