Stick together for $15 and a union!

In America, people who work hard should be able to afford basic necessities like groceries, rent, childcare and transportation.

While fast food corporations reap the benefits of record profits, workers are barely getting by — many are forced to be on public assistance despite having a job.

Raising pay for fast food workers will benefit workers and strengthen the overall economy.

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McDonald’s maintenance worker Jose Carrillo, 81, won’t let his age keep him from waging the fight for fair wages for fast-food workers

No one personifies the exploitation fast-food employees endure day in and day out better than 81-year-old José Carrillo. “Unbelievable, New York is the capital of the world and people — good, hard-working, family people — are being paid $7.25 an hour,” said Carrillo, a Peruvian immigrant and an American citizen who, after 10 years employed […]

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Fast-Food Workers Intensify Fight for $15 an Hour

As labor gatherings go, this one was highly unusual — 68 workers arrived on charter buses from St. Louis, 100 from New York City and 180 from Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Fifty flew in from Los Angeles and two dozen from Seattle. These were not well-paid carpenters or autoworkers heading to their annual convention, […]

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Fast food workers in NYC

Fast Food Forward

Fast Food Forward is a movement of NYC fast food workers to raise wages and gain rights at work. It is part of the national movement of low-wage workers fighting for a better future. When we make enough to live - instead of barely getting by - our community and economy benefit.

Fast Food Forward joins the momentum of the Black Friday strikes and other low-wage worker struggles to build community engagement, hold corporations and their CEOs accountable, and to raise wages so that all Americans can prosper.