Last Monday was Labor Day but for fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teacher's, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees – and underpaid workers everywhere - the struggle to make ends meet is an ongoing crisis. The minimum wage is not enough to feed our families, pay our bills, or even keep a roof over our heads on minimum wage pay.
The Fight for $15 began in 2012 when two hundred fast-food workers walked off the job to demand $15/hr and union rights in New York City. Now they are a global movement in over 300 cities on six continents that is gaining momentum. On Monday there were over 300 rallies and strikes to highlight the plight of workers. At Wall of Us, we are excited to be locking arms with Fight for $15 to fight for a working wage. Union power = community power.