Update #10 ·
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HUGE WIN: $15 minimum wage in California

Wow. This is our biggest victory to date — and it’s huge. California is set to become the first state in America with a $15 minimum wage. Now 6.5 million workers are getting raises because of the work that we have ALL been doing. And there’s no way this slows down.

Cities and states across the country are pushing to get their wages up. Workers need $15 to get by, and politicians and businesses are getting in line. Cities including Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have raised their minimum wage to $15/hr. And home care workers in Massachusetts and Oregon won $15/hr statewide minimum wages. Companies including Facebook, Aetna, Amalgamated Bank, and Nationwide Insurance have raised pay to $15/hr or higher; workers in nursing homes, public schools and hospitals have won $15/hr via collective bargaining; and fast-food workers have ratcheted up pressure on companies like McDonald’s to raise pay to $15/hr. 

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McDonald's is the world's second biggest employer – but they consistently underpay workers, accused even of withholding pay and forcing us to work in illegally dangerous conditions.  They're the world's biggest food supplier – but they consistently poison public trust by dodging taxes and pushing off costs onto public coffers. It has to stop – NOW. I worked at a McDonald's in Brazil for a year…

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Let's make New York the first state in the union with a $15 wage for fast-food workers. GAME CHANGER: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to dramatically raise pay for hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers across New York state. This is what happens when workers join together, go on strike, and demand $15.  Our two and a half year movement for $15 and union rights has changed the…

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McDonald's should do everything in its power to ensure that employees are paid the wage they deserve – and ensure that employees are allowed to organize a union to prevent future abuses. From Olympic sponsorships to private planes, McDonald's is willing to spend piles of money on everything but the employees who do the everyday work that earns McDonald's a profit. It's time for McDonald's to…

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