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A life changing victory for California workers

I shouldn’t have to work until the day I die. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed historic legislation to make sure I can actually retire. Join me and almost seven million workers in celebration! I work nonstop just to pay the rent and help my kids pay for college. Retirement has[…]


A week of victories

This week hundreds of workers traveled to Sacramento to demand politicians stand on the moral side of history. We didn’t realize how fast we would succeed. While we were at the capitol Governor Jerry Brown signed two historic pieces of legislation: overtime for both farm workers and domestic workers! After[…]


Stop killing us.

Let me perfectly clear, as a Latino immigrant: All lives can’t matter if Black Lives don’t matter first. I’ve lived around police violence my entire life. Growing up an immigrant in Lennox I’ve seen first hand the effects of systematic oppression on my family and my community. I refuse to[…]

July 1st 2016: The minimum wage is going up across California!

Today the minimum wage is going up for thousands of workers across America! It will keep going up until every worker in California makes $15.   Many workers in this country haven’t seen a raise for nearly a decade. Here in California, fast food workers like me are leading the[…]


Victory at every level

Two months ago, a sizable box fell on me while I was working at McDonald’s. I’ve suffered from partial paralysis and constant headaches ever since. But when I realized McDonald’s was refusing to even pay me for my sick days, I decided to do something about it.   I was[…]


We must talk about Orlando

I am Latino, I am a member of the LGBTQ community, and I am a leader with the Fight for 15. In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, I understand, more than ever, that my identity is no more separate than my experiences with them every day. For our last[…]