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Unstoppable: The Fight for 15

Fight for 15In 2012, fast food workers in NYC kicked off a movement that has exceeded all expectations, and changed the conversation about the minimum wage. On this edition, low paid workers tell the story of the fight for 15, the exploding nationwide movement for fair wages.


Alvin Major, KFC employee and original NYC striker; Richard Wilson, Walmart employee; Bernardo Monteo, Chanda Roberts, Jayla Mosley; fast food workers; Mary Kay Henry, SEIU President; Ken Jacobs, chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and EducationThomas Geoghegan, author of “Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs A New Kind of Labor Movement“


Host: Andrew Stelzer

Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Laura Flynn, Jasmin Lopez, Monica Lopez

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor: Kwan Booth


More information:                                       

Fight for 15

Fast Food Forward

Clocking In

Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs A New Kind of Labor Movement“ by Thomas Geoghegan

States Move to Roll Back City Minimum-Wage Raises

Living Wage Mandate Preemption Act

Summer For Respect on Soundcloud

Voices of Walmart

California’s $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Is Likely Headed to Voters

Columbia University Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)

14 Cities States Approved 15 Minimum Wage in 2015


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