Boston Fight for $15
Media Advisory for: June 15, 2015
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Boston Fast-Food Workers To Rally in Nationwide Push For $15 in State Where Fight for $15 Began
As Wage Board Meets in New York, Local Cooks and Cashiers to Show Support for 180,000 Empire State Workers On Cusp of $15 Win
Boston, MA – Boston cooks and cashiers will rally as part of a nationwide push Monday aimed at helping workers in New York—where the Fight for $15 began—win $15 an hour.
The rally will coincide with a hearing of a Wage Board empaneled by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to recommend a substantial increase in fast-food worker pay for 180,000 cooks and cashiers across the Empire State.
In a show of support, Boston workers from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s will read aloud testimony that workers are giving to the Wage Board detailing their struggle to survive on fast-food pay and their commitment to fight for $15.
The actions Monday make good on a resolution adopted by 1,300 fast-food workers at a national convention in Detroit last week to stand with New York’s fast-food workers who are closer than ever to winning their two-and-a-half-year-long fight for $15. Rallies calling on the wage board to recommend $15 will be taking place from Oakland to Pittsburgh.
Boston fast-food cooks and cashiers, community allies from Boston Fight for $15
Rally as New York Wage Board holds NYC hearing. Local workers will read testimony detailing the struggle to survive on fast-food pay.
Monday, June 15 at 11:00 AM
Stairs of State House on Beacon Street
Workers believe a victory in New York, where the Fight for $15 started in 2012, could lead to a new wage standard nationwide. The rallies come just a week after Hillary Clinton told fast-food workers who are fighting for $15 and union rights, “I want to be your champion,” and days after lawmakers in Los Angeles passed a $15 an hour minimum wage.