On April 14, fast food workers, retail workers, PCAs, adjuncts and part time faculty, and thousands of union members are going to stand up for good jobs that pay enough for a secure future. The march and rally — and many more actions and strikes — will strengthen our hand in the Fight for $15 at the bargaining table.
“Workers’ wages have been falling for too long,” said Mark DelloRusso, president of Local 888. “When large, profitable corporations like McDonald’s hold down wages and benefits, it hurts all of us. But big corporations aren’t the only low wage employers. Far too many members of SEIU Local 888 — and many other unions — aren’t making living wages either.
”The Fight for $15 is about boosting pay and putting more money into the hands of working families. Where it succeeds, it puts more money back into our communities — which in turn creates more good jobs.
“If more union members start winning $15 at the bargaining table, it will make collective bargaining more appealing to the majority of the low-wage workers who aren’t in unions yet,” said Russ Davis, director of Jobs with Justice, a community-labor coalition that has been spearheading the Fight for $15.
To read about how Local 888 and other unions are preparing to win $15 at the bargaining table, including fliers to download and rally locations, click here.