Campaign Archive: Fight for 15

The Fight for $15 Continues

Fast food workers in Buffalo are joining thousands of workers in over 100 cities across thePhoto by Christopher Dilts
United States to demand an industry-wide $15 per hour wage and recognition of a union without corporate retaliation.

Lexington Co-op increases starting wages for employees

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Lexington Co-op announced a wage hike in advance of the opening of its second store. The starting hourly wage for staff at the Co-op has been raised to $11.24 per hour as of November 15, 2015. …

Low-wage workers rally for $15 minimum wage

At a rally outside a McDonalds restaurant at 453 William St. in Buffalo Tuesday morning, Coalition for Economic Justice Executive Director Kirk Laubenstein said full-time workers can’t afford to pay their rent making the minimum wage. Kurt Schneiderman, an adjunct …

Advocates say Niagara County IDA funding low-wage projects

Hotel projects don’t create living wage jobs. That is the message being sent to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency by labor and community groups. A rally held in front of a Niagara Falls motel, the Budget Host Inn, Wednesday …

BIG WIN: Wage board says YES to $15!

Just moments ago, the New York wage board recommended raising fast-food pay in ALL of New York State to $15 an hour. Your work, your voice made this happen. Take a minute and tell the world: WE ARE WINNING by …

$15-an-hour wage OK’d by board for fast-food workers

By Samantha Christmann Fast-food workers in New York State working at national restaurant chains were all but ensured a major raise Wednesday when a state Wage Board recommended increasing the minimum wage for them to $15 per hour. The board …

Wage Board Watch Party – it’s back on!

The Fast Food Wage Board meeting is back on! The Wage Board is expected to make an announcement this July 22 on pay for fast food workers in New York State. This will be a historic moment in the Fight for $15 …

Letter: Wage board has the power to change workers’ lives

By Kyle Friend Wage board has the power to change workers’ lives The Fast Food Wage Board hearings, featuring testimony from fast food workers struggling to survive on $8.75, represent a historic moment in the pursuit of a more equitable …

Hundreds of Fast Food Workers & Supporters Pack Buffalo Wage Board Hearing in Support of Governor Cuomo’s Effort to Boost Pay

Saying They Can’t Survive on $8.75, Cooks & Cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s Urge Wage Board to Support $15  Experts Say $15 Fast Food Minimum Wage Would Relieve NY Taxpayers of a $700M Public Assistance Bill — and …

Fast Food Workers, Activists Take ‘Fight for 15′ In Front of Wage Board

By Kevin Jolly BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 100 people rallied Friday in front of City Hall in Buffalo to urge the state to raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15 an hour. “I want to let everybody know …