First Fight For $15, Then West Virginia Teachers: Can New Playbook Rescue Labor Movement?

By Max Zahn, Inthesetimes.com -

Shannon Johnson grew up with a birth defect in her throat that required multiple surgeries. Stuck in the hospital, she found solace in Disney movies. “I could get so immersed in the characters,” [...]

NLRB Deals Major Blow To Fight For 15

By Max Zahn, In These Times. -

The reported settlement of a landmark case against McDonald’s at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) deals a blow to Fight for $15’s union ambitions, widening the chasm between the [...]

Thousands Of Low Wage Workers Walk Off Jobs In Protest

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The Fight for $15 held protests calling for a $15 per hour wage and a union.  Thousands walked off their jobs in two dozen cities. The protests, which were joined by the Poor People's [...]

Workers Plan Massive Wave Of Civil Disobedience This Spring

By Staff for Fight for $15, Popular Resistance -

Thousands of fast-food cooks and cashiers announced Thursday they will walk off their jobs and protest nationwide Feb. 12 – the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike - [...]

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 [...]