We are fast food cashiers and cooks, retail employees, home care providers, and airport workers who have come together from all over the country – and the world – to fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
We work for corporations that generate tremendous profits, but don’t pay employees enough to cover basic needs like food, health care, rent, and transportation. Most of us are adults, many of us have families to support, and far too many of us are forced to rely on public assistance to scrape by.
Low-wage jobs like ours are the fastest growing jobs in the nation, and they need to pay more so that workers like us can make ends meet, and rebuild the middle class and get the economy working again.
In November 2012, we started organizing with just 200 workers in New York City. In 2013, we got bigger and stronger with thousands of fast food workers striking in over 150 cities. In 2014, we went global with actions in 33 countries and 6 continents. And in 2015, we’re getting close to winning.