Fight for $15

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Workers File Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald's

The women and teenagers say they were afraid to speak out for fear of being fired.

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A Look Back at This Year in Labor and Racial Justice

From rejected Labor Secretary picks to Fight for $15 actions, here are a few of the highlights from the past year in labor and racial justice movement-making.

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GOP Missouri Legislators Roll Back St. Louis' Minimum Wage to $7.70

Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”

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WATCH: Kansas City Fast-Food Workers Share Stories of Struggle

Join cooks and cashiers working with Stand Up KC and Fight for $15 as they narrate personal stories of corporate mistreatment, poverty and resistance via live performances.

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Fight for $15 Activists Call McDonald's 'The Trump of Corporations'

The living wage campaign staged major protests across the country this week.

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Activists, Advocates Plan 'A Day Without Immigrants' Strike for May 1

“May 1 is the first step in a series of strikes and boycotts that will change the conversation on immigration in the United States.”

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What You Need to Know About R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's New Labor Secretary Pick

Trump nominated Acosta just one day after his previous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration in the face of widespread protest and lack of Republican support.

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Fast-Food Workers Continue to Protest Andrew Puzder's Labor Secretary Nomination

“By picking Puzder, Donald Trump has shown that instead of taking on the rigged economy, he wants to rig it up even more.”

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

100+ Food and Farm Groups to Senate: Trump's Proposed Secretary of Labor is 'Dangerous'

Nearly 60 percent of inspections at Andrew Puzder’s restaurants between 2009 and 2015 uncovered labor law violations.

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Workers Nationwide to Protest Trump's Labor Secretary Pick

One of Andrew Puzder’s employees: “If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years will be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment and racial discrimination instead of making lives better for working Americans like me.”

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Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Opposes Minimum Wage Increases—And Workers Who Protest

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder once praised hypothetical machine-operated workers by saying, “They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”

READ: Rev. William Barber on Why He Was Arrested in the Fight for 15 Actions

“I was arrested this week because it’s wrong for the richest nation in the history of the world to pay half its African-American workers and 60 percent of its Latino workers less than $15 an hour.”

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Nationwide Protests Mark Fourth Anniversary of #FightFor15

The campaign seeks to win a living wage for underpaid service workers.

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Happening Now: Thousands Protesting at State Capitols Across Nation

The 31 coordinated actions are in support of a faith- and morality-based social justice movement.

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Washington D.C. Latest City to Implement $15 Minimum Wage

Eighty percent of the workers who will benefit are people of color.

California Close to Instituting $15 Statewide Minimum Wage

If it passes, the proposed plan would require all businesses to pay workers at least $15 an hour by 2023.

Alabama the Latest State to Prevent Cities From Increasing Minimum Wage

State legislators just passed a law that blocks local lawmakers from requiring businesses to pay employees more than $7.25 an hour. Unfortunately, Alabama isn’t alone.

REPORT: To Survive, People of Color Frequently Need More Than One Job

There are not enough jobs that pay a living wage to go around.

The Reason Why I Fight

Seven low-wage workers tell video storyteller Kat Lazo why they made the time and braved the chilly New York City rain to join the Fight for $15’s mammoth national day of action. 

In Pictures: How Workers in 10 Cities Demanded a Higher Minimum Wage

Fast-food, janitorial, health-care and other workers hit the streets yesterday to demand a $15 hourly minimum wage and more job security.