In 2016, we won wage increases in more states and cities, for more American workers, than ever before.
At the same time, as we all know, the fight for justice saw major setbacks this past year. We can’t ignore it. But we must also remember just how much this movement, this Fight for $15, won in 2016.
Politico dubbed it “the year of the minimum wage increase.”
New York State and California passed $15 minimum wage bills in 2016 – and 23 other states and cities raised wages, too.
On January 1st of the new year, cities across the country will see wages rise:
And throughout 2017, workers in states across the nation will see more money in their paychecks:
We didn’t win these increases because we elected supportive politicians to office. We won because we MADE the politicians support us.
And in 2017, this movement will keep on fighting, no matter the challenge. We won’t back down.
As the year comes to a close, share this image to make sure the world knows just how much the #FightFor15 won in 2016: