Today (November 29) marks the fourth anniversary of the #FightFor15 campaign, and the war to win a $15 living wage for hourly workers rages on with battles across the country. Hundreds of fast food and airport workers, Uber drivers, childcare and home health aides in 24 cities are walking off their jobs and protesting their employers, with mass civil disobedience actions at various McDonald’s restaurants and 20 major airports. So far, the National Employment Law Project estimates that the campaign has led to wage increases for more than19 million workers to the tune of $61.5 billion in raises.
“We won’t back down until we win an economy that works for all Americans, not just the wealthy few at the top,” Naquasia LeGrand, a McDonald’s worker in Albemarle, North Carolina, said in an emailed press release. “Working moms like me are struggling all across the country and until politicians and corporations hear our voices, our Fight for $15 is going to keep on getting bigger, bolder and ever more relentless.”
The actions began at 6 a.m. on the East Coast and are rolling across the country. Here is a just some of the people fighting during the Day of Disruption.
FF15ChildCare) November 29, 2016
Rico Johnson is ready! “I am striking for my kids. I want my kids to be able to thrive not just exist.” pic.twitter.com/SnfX99sb91— Fight For 15 Nor Cal (@NorCalFF15) November 29, 2016
ATLRaiseUp (@ATLRaiseUp) November 29, 2016
FF15HomeCare) November 29, 2016
Kansas City (Missouri)
KC (@standup_kc) November 29, 2016