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Solidarity is about coming together

New Hampshire is on my mind, but Iowa is where I helped create a historic movement. Iowa fast food workers had their first strike, and I joined them because solidarity is about coming together and giving support to one another. Can you believe that the minimum wage in Iowa is still $7.25?[…]

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Pasadena is on a pathway to $15!

After months of organizing workers and the community of Pasadena made sure the council passed a pathway to $15. I work at McDonald’s in Pasadena and 2 years ago I wasn’t sure about getting involved in the Fight For 15. Speaking to my co-workers and reflecting on my own expenses,[…]

Unification in 2016

Unification will win the Fight For $15 and union rights. This week over 100 fast food workers from Colorado, Northern California, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and Phoenix unified to build our movement. You’re a part of this movement, and we hope in 2016 you’ll do whatever it takes[…]

Long Beach passes $15

This election year isn’t just about wages. It’s about justice in many forms. The good news is that last night Long Beach took a step towards justice and voted to put me on a path to $15. We proved that when workers come together, organize, and strike, we win. There[…]

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Long Beach can pass $15 tonight, but I need your help.

The day that we have been waiting for has finally come. Tonight Long Beach City Council will take the final vote to increase the minimum wage. Over the past few months I’ve attended multiple hearings and testified about how my family needs $15 to be lifted out of poverty. I[…]

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Santa Monica passes $15!

This week Santa Monica passed $15! As an older worker I am proof that all workers deserve $15. Thanks to the city council for doing the right thing. I can look forward to providing for my family without depending on community services, like the food bank.  Tell your friends that[…]

Tell McDonalds: Give your employees their legally required Paid Sick Days

Recently I wasn’t feeling well. I called in to take a day off. I had easily acquired the necessary paid sick days. McDonald’s said no. That’s illegal. It’s also immoral that they wanted me to work while sick. It’s even worse that when my kids are sick McDonald’s won’t let[…]

Winning in 2016

The past year has been historic. Since we started this campaign, over 11 million workers have gotten a raise. That’s a really big deal for millions of families across our country. It wouldn’t have happened without fast food workers organizing and you joining us. When I started organizing my coworkers[…]

We’ve come further than anyone expected

It’s been a historic year for the Fight For 15 in LA and across the country. Tens of thousands of Angelenos have been in the streets for $15 and union rights. We had our biggest strikes yet, and they worked. We won the biggest $15 minimum wage for all workers in the country.[…]

This holiday season, think beyond LA

Earlier this year, with your support, we passed $15 in LA and LA County unincorporated areas. Over seven hundred thousand workers are now on the path to $15. I’m not on a path to $15. This past week I went to the Long Beach Economic Development Commission to make sure[…]