Fighting for $15 & a Union
On Tuesday, Novermber 29, we stood with fast food workers, Uber drivers, higher education employees, and airport workers to fight to increase wages for working people. We met at Zuccotti Park, and held a pre-dawn march to a Broadway McDonald’s, where attendees heard from workers, labor leaders, and elected officials about the importance of better wages and respect on the job
32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke to the crowd about the income inequality that is plaguing our country, and highlighted paying workers higher wages as the key to moving forward.
While addressing the crowd, KFC worker Alvin Major expressed his pride in what the Fight for $15 has been able to accomplish in New York. Major also spoke about the importance of justice for working people.
Elected officials including City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer spoke about the importance of raising wages, and the economic benefits that would be provided for communities.