Union Victory For NOLA City Workers As Council Ratifies $15 Minimum Wage

By Gregory E. Williams, Struggle La Lucha. -

On Oct. 7, the New Orleans City Council ratified a $15-an-hour minimum wage for city workers, effective in January. This will be $3.81 more than the paltry $11.19 minimum currently in [...]

Fast Food Workers Went On Strike For $15 An Hour In 15 Cities

By Kristin Toussaint, Fast Company. -

Fast food workers in 15 cities across the country went on a one-day strike on February 16, to demand that their employers—including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s—pay them $15 an hour and [...]

The Daily Life Of Those Fighting For $15 And A Union

By Al Neal, People's World. -

The rank and file workers that came before us said a union was not the union hall nor the labor temple, nor was it the elected union officials that come and go. The union was its people—the [...]

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 [...]