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This year RankandFile.ca has published a number of stories about the burgeoning Fight for 15 movement in Canada. The campaign has spread to three provinces, while the movement in the United States is growing. By connecting unionized and non-unionized workers in a common struggle the Fight for 15 has the potential to revamp the labour movement. The Fight for 15’s creative energy is allowing whole sections of the working class who have only been sparsely involved in the labour movement (retail workers, precarious workers, temp workers) to participate and organize for change. So today to honour and celebrate the Fight for 15 we collected a number of stories and videos about the movement across the United States and Canada. We have also included links about how to get involved.
The Fight for 15 in Canada
Workers in Nova Scotia Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage by Shay Enxuga
BC’s Fight for 15: Broadening the tent of labour by Crystal Warner
BC takes up the minimum wage fight by Tara Ehrcke
Building working class solidarity: The fight for $15 by Pam Frache
Raise the floor, overhaul Ontario’s ESA by David Bush
The Case for Increasing the Minimum Wage by David A. Green
The Fight for 15 in the United States
Fight for 15 Inspires Bold Demands by Sonia Singh
The fight for 15 and beyond by Trish Kahle
The Fight for $15 Shakes Awake the U.S. Labor Movement by Shamus Cooke
Fast-food striker: ‘I hope my daughter knows I’m doing this for her’ by Douglas Hunter
Fed Up: Women Fast-Food Workers Fight Back by Michelle Chen
The political economy of low-wage labor by Trish Kahle
Growing Movement for $15 by Yannet Lathrop, Paul K. Sonn and Irene Tung
Ferguson and the Fight for 15 by Gabriel T. Rubin
How Seattle won $15 by Philip Locker
Strong Voice in ‘Fight for 15’ Fast-Food Wage Campaign by Steven Greenhouse
How to get involved
Unions and the Fight for $15: Nicole Grant, Seattle
Fight for 15 campaign
We won $15 in Seattle – Let’s Spread the Movement Nationally!