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News From: Fight for 15

by Press and Media | on Sep 07, 2016

Raises on the ballot

This article first appeared in The Courier News.Democratic state lawmakers are fast-tracking a bid to have voters next year decide whether the minimum wage should be increased to $10.10 per hour,...

by Brian Young | on Aug 12, 2016

Not so rich in Richmond

Just a few years ago, the Fight for $15 was seen as a pipe dream.  People laughed at the idea that burger flippers and retail workers should be paid a living wage.  Over time, feelings have...

Teamwork and Progress
by John Durso | on Jul 26, 2016

A rededication to the workforce

Since our last convention in 2013, we have made great strides as a union movement. When we convened three years ago, we were still feeling the effects of the economic recession that wouldn't end...

by Workers Indepen... | on Jul 25, 2016

A poor persons convention

Following the DNC Philadelphia convention Fight For $15 worker activists will hold their own national convention. The workers say they will meet in the heart of the old confederacy in Richmond...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 05, 2016

12,000 racist on Long Island

Usually when we here at UCOMM send out our 5 pm workweek text we hone in on one specific issue. Today, although not a light news day, a few events are of some importance to working people and the...

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 31, 2016

Chicago Teachers to Strike

On Friday the Chicago Teachers Union will strike in a day of action that will see solidarity events throughout the city. CTU is demanding full funding for schools, an elected school board and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 31, 2016

Can the union wage be lower than the minimum wage

The Fight for $15 movement started about 4 years ago has undeniably been a success. I even had my doubts at the time when it was first floated but we here at UCOMM are all-in.  Due to the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 18, 2016

Degree's of separation

This morning in Politco’s daily e newsletter “Morning Shift” which covers labor and employment issues a story highlighted the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blocking McDonald...

by Workers Indepen... | on Jan 19, 2016

Fight For $15 works to mobilize 64 million

Fight For $15 activists fed up with poverty wages went on strike at a McDonald's in Charleston, South Carolina in advance of the Democratic presidential primary debate.More actions are expected...

by Guest Post | on Jul 22, 2015

Fair day’s pay for an honest day’s work

The following is a statement from the New York State AFL-CIO by their President Mario Cilento on the NYS Wage Board wage increase.We applaud Governor Cuomo for recognizing the struggles of low wage...