We can't survive on $7.25!

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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Tonight! KFC Worker Nequasia LeGrand on the Colbert Report

Tonight, KFC worker Nequasia LeGrand, will be featured on the Colbert Report to talk about the Fast Food Forward Campaign. Find out more about Nequasia by checking out this incredible profile in the L.A. Times: Rousing workers to seek higher wages By Alana Semuels Naquasia LeGrand, 22, works at two KFC restaurants in New York […]

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New York – On the same day legendary street artist Banksy debuted a new sculpture shining a spotlight on McDonald’s low-wages, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined with policy experts, fast food workers, and other elected leaders today to call for an investigation into the $200 billion industry’s practice of pushing its workers onto public assistance programs […]

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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.