Fight for 15 and a Union convention expands the movement’s reach

By ANN MONTAGUE In Richmond, Va., on Aug. 12-13, the new chapter of the Fight For 15 and a Union movement once again expanded its reach and broadened its scope. The first Fight For 15 and a Union Convention was called to bring together low-wage workers from across the country to energize the Fight For … Continue reading Fight for 15 and a Union convention expands the movement’s reach

Low-wage workers demand $15 and a union

  By WILLIAM WOOD — CHICAGO — Despite a torrential downpour and thunderstorms, more than 2000 low-wage workers and supporters marched up 22nd St. in Oak Brook, Ill., to the McDonald’s national headquarters on May 25 to demand a $15 minimum wage and union rights. The company’s annual shareholders’ meeting was held there the following … Continue reading Low-wage workers demand $15 and a union

Labor Briefing: UE workers win back pay

By BILL ONASCH Two Wins For UE—The United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers registered two important victories from the National Labor Relations Board over the past month. The first was an award of two weeks’ back pay to 270 workers at bankrupt Republic Windows in Chicago. This caps a seven-year struggle that began with a … Continue reading Labor Briefing: UE workers win back pay

Low-wage workers unite for $15 Now

By ANN MONTAGUE — PORTLAND, Ore. — On Dec. 4, the 2nd anniversary of the first Fast Food strikes—when 200 workers walked out—strike actions increased in number to include over 190 cities in the United States alone. Moreover, workers at convenience stores  joined them. As we go to press on Dec. 4, reports indicate that home-care … Continue reading Low-wage workers unite for $15 Now

Fast food strikers say: $15 and a union!

The web newsletter, “Anticapitalisme et Revolution,” which represents a current in the French New Anticapitalist Party (NPA), recently interviewed Socialist Action member Ann Montague in regard to the growing movement in the United States for a minimum wage of $15.. The interview appears below. The French-language version can be found at: http://anticapitalisme-et-revolution.blogspot.fr/2014/09/nous-sommes-un-mouvement-maintenant.html Anticapitalisme et Revolution: … Continue reading Fast food strikers say: $15 and a union!