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Yesterday, Chicago’s fast food and retail workers stood up and said ENOUGH! The corporations they work for are raking in huge profits, but they don't pay their employees – mostly adults with families to support – enough to cover the most basic needs like food, rent, health care, and transportation.

“Some months I have to choose between paying for healthcare and paying my rent”  -  Aime Crawford, 56

It's outrageous. That’s why hundreds of fast food and retail workers and their allies are doing something about it. They have launched a campaign and petition called Fight for 15! Join them.

Hear the stories of workers on the front lines!

Aimee Crawford

Brittany Smith

It's time to give every worker everywhere a chance to survive and thrive.  Paying fast food and retail workers $15 an hour not only does that – it will also improve Chicago’s economy and create jobs when folks have money to buy the goods and services they need. Today is a huge and exciting step in that direction.

“It takes a lot of courage to stand up to corporations like McDonald’s, Macy’s, Subway and dozens more. These brave workers need to know we're standing with them at this critical moment – and so do their employers.“ CJ Grimes, SEIU

Learn more and take action at Fight for 15


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