Tag: Fight for 15

Atlanta Fought for $15 and Won

June 26, 2017

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, 2017, base pay for city employees will rise from $10.10 to $13 an hour. Even better news? By mid-2019, all city employees will earn a… Read More»

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NYC Creates Stability for Fast Food Employees

June 2, 2017

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law new rules bringing greater security and stability for men and women working in the fast-food industry. In recent decades, profitable fast-food giants and retail outlets grant the women and men who make them so successful too few hours… Read More»

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New $15 ‘Raise the Wage Act’ Aims to Give People a Fair Return on Their Work

May 25, 2017

Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D. Va.), and Keith Ellison (D. Minn.), along with their colleagues, introduced legislation to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The “Raise the Wage Act” would gradually increase the minimum wage from current floor of… Read More»

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Fighting Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 21, 2016

Sexual harassment against women in the workplace unfortunately is not a new occurrence, but it has taken center stage over the past ten days. From a series of complaints filed by people who work at McDonald’s, to Washington, DC’s National Airport (DCA) food and retail concession employees rallying for equality… Read More»

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#BlackWorkMatters: Perspectives on Organizing for Racial and Economic Justice

October 14, 2016

After our #BlackWorkMatters Twitter Town Hall on 9/1/16, we asked activists and organizers several questions to help catalyze our conversation about the intersection of racial and economic justice. Here are some of the responses. What leadership is required in our movements in order to successfully advance the fight against white supremacy?… Read More»

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The Secret Recipe for McDonald’s Rising Profits? Better Wages.

April 28, 2016

Last week, McDonald’s announced its earnings and profit numbers for the first quarter of 2016. The company reported $5.9 billion in gross sales and $1.1 billion in net income—a 35 percent increase from the first quarter of 2015. So what’s behind McDonald’s recent success? Some chalked the spike up to… Read More»

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We All Subsidize McDonald’s Low Wages. Here’s How to Change That.

April 13, 2016

Melissa Benjamin is a mom of two from Denver who has worked as a home-care provider for more than 16 years. Melissa has wanted to be a caretaker since she was young, as she watched her mother help rehabilitate her severely injured brother. “You know that feeling when you get… Read More»

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Just Hours at the Top of the Agenda for D.C. City Council

January 14, 2016

On January 13, members of the coalition for Just Hours testified at a DC city council hearing in favor of the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act, spearheaded by D.C. Jobs With Justice and introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange. The proposed rules would usher in more predictable schedules and stable employment opportunities… Read More»

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