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Fight For 15

  1. the economy
    New Study Finds a High Minimum Wages Creates JobsConventional wisdom had long suggested the opposite.
  2. feminism
    For International Women’s Day, Raise the Minimum WageLow wages keep women in poverty and make them vulnerable to sexual abuse.
  3. power
    ‘I Really Believe the Senate Is Broken’Representative Pramila Jayapal on the infuriatingly difficult fight for a $15 minimum wage.
  4. power
    Working Two Jobs, and Barely SurvivingThe abject inhumanity of America’s minimum wage, as told by one home health aide.
  5. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  6. vision 2020
    McDonald’s Workers Are Striking, and 2020 Candidates Are Paying AttentionSeveral candidates are joining picket lines, and Fight for $15 is launching a push to make unionization a 2020 presidential issue.
  7. sexual harassment
    McDonald’s Workers Say Time’s Up on Sexual HarassmentBacked by the Fight for 15, the ACLU, and the legal fund that grew out of #MeToo, fast-food employees are pushing for a safer workplace.
  8. labor
    New York City Fast-Food Workers’ Next Target: Unfair FiringsNew legislation in New York City aims to make it harder for managers to fire fast-food workers for reasons other than misconduct or poor performance.
  9. labor
    For Low-Wage Workers, the Fight For 15 Movement Has Been a BoonA study found the movement directly led to a $68 billion raise for 22 million low-wage workers, in addition to fueling a broader progressive cause.
  10. the chain gang
    Workers Say McDonald’s Is Breaking Its Minimum-Wage PledgeCritics say that the chain’s vow to pay $1 above minimum wage was nothing more than a publicity stunt.
  11. power
    The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just BeginningFrom the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia to Oklahoma and beyond, working-class women have always known what it takes to fight back.
  12. labor fights
    Fight for $15 Held Protests Across the Country on Labor DayFrom San Diego to Des Moines to Orlando, workers walked out.
  13. Pelosi Promises to Pass $15 Minimum Wage If Dems Take HouseDon’t look now, but Capitol Hill Democrats seem to be putting together an ambitious, populist post-2016 agenda.
  14. fast food
    The Veteran McDonald’s Worker Who Joined the Fight for $15“I know that anyone who works on any job for ten years, or works a full-time job, deserves to make a living wage.”
  15. food politics
    Trump’s Secretary of Labor Pick Called Fast-Food Workers ‘the Best of the Worst’A long-time employee said he’s “not the person to protect American workers’ rights.”
  16. protests
    Carl’s Jr. Workers Are Protesting Puzder’s Nomination in Dozens of Cities TodayCouncilmembers and labor leaders are expected to attend the New York rally downtown.
  17. labor fights
    Group Fighting for $15 Minimum Wage Faces a ‘Funding Crisis’ Under TrumpThe SEIU will slash spending to weather the administration’s “serious threats.”
  18. protests
    More Than 100 Arrested in Nationwide Minimum-Wage ProtestsThousands took to the streets in the first major Fight for $15 action since Donald Trump won the election.
  19. wage fight
    Fast-Food Workers Striking for $15 Wages in Hundreds of CitiesFight for $15 is holding a “national day of disruption” to mark its fourth anniversary.
  20. lawsuits
    McDonald’s Will Pay $3.8 Million in Its First-Ever Legal Settlement With WorkersAnother victory for workers’ rights.
  21. the chain gang
    Workers Accuse McDonald’s of ‘Rampant’ Workplace Sexual HarassmentThey claim managers rubbed their genitals against them and tried to pay for sex.
  22. wage fight
    Fast-Food Workers Plan a Massive Wage Protest at the First Presidential DebateA reminder that “if these candidates want to get elected, they will support our cause.”
  23. Minimum Wage
    Restaurant Workers Will Get a Big Boost As New York Approves $15 Minimum WageNot just for fast-food workers anymore.
  24. California Is About to Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15. Is That a Good Thing?The measure will give one-third of the state’s workers a raise. But could it end up hurting the most vulnerable people in California?
  25. Mayor de Blasio Will Raise Minimum Wage for City Employees to $15The move is expected to boost the take-home pay of 50,000 city workers, at a cost of $202 million through 2020.
  26. Labor Fights
    Feds Say Whole Foods Violated Workers RightsThe grocery chain’s rule created a “chilling effect.”
  27. Wage Protests
    Can Fast-Food Wage Protests ‘Sway’ Election?Next Tuesday’s rallies will take place in more than 250 cities.
  28. The Chain Gang
    Union Promises to Spend ‘Whatever It Takes’ to FightFight for 15 has already spent tens of millions demanding higher pay.
  29. A Day in the Life of a Family of 6 Trying to Survive on Fast-Food WagesFalling behind on $7.25 an hour.