The first time Shymara Jones, a Popeye’s worker, went to a protest, she didn’t know where she was supposed to stand. The second time she went on strike, she brought 6 of her coworkers with her. As a leaders in the growing movement for $15 and a union for fast food workers, Shymara is making a way for her two-year-old son Jaden to have a better future. They’ve come a long way, but they know the movement won’t stop when they win the fight for $15.
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Fight for $15 is a nationwide movement of fast food workers organizing for an industry-wide wage of $15 and hour, and the right to unionize. Workers at chains like McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts and Popeye’s currently earn minimum wage or only slightly more, and many work multiple jobs to support themselves and their families. The Fight for $15 has also been instrumental in the growing movement to raise the minimum wage for all workers.