Two and a half years ago, 200 people who worked at fast-food restaurants in New York took a chance and went out on strike. By demanding a living wage of $15 and hour, they inspired a movement that has spread across the country and around the world.
Now, because of the bravery of these workers and the support of allies like you, fast-food employees in New York just won a $15 an hour minimum wage!! Big thanks to all of our faith, community and labor allies who waited 5 hours to deliver testimony at the Long Island wage board hearing. Your powerful messages were all recorded and considered, and weighed heavily on the success of this historical decision!
This wage raise will change the lives of nearly 25,000 fast food workers on Long Island, and more than 180,000 people across New York!
We know that profitable corporations like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s can provide the quality jobs that working Americans need to thrive, but they would rather invest in government lobbyists to keep wages low than pay their workers higher wages. THIS STOPS NOW!
We proved that we can win, but only by speaking up together and standing for fair wages, decent and predictable hours, paid sick leave and the right to negotiate with your boss.
We need your help to continue the momentum to ensure more working families have what they need to survive. Retail workers, nurses, airport workers, adjunct professors, and many more, have continued with the call for $15 and a union! Just yesterday, the power of over 1,000 airport workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports helped secure an agreement between Aviation Safeguards and 32BJ SEIU. The movement is strong and growing!
Can we count on your to stick with Long Island Jobs with Justice as we continue to fight for $15 for ALL workers? Donate $15 today to sustain the movement for workers’ rights!