On April 14, UAW 2322 joined with members of other UAW locals, IWW 650, Student Labor Action Project, SEIU, Jobs with Justice, and other organizations in the coalition comprising Fight for 15 for a rally and march in Boston, MA. People of all walks of life joined together to yell, “enough!” All of us: fast food cashiers and cooks, home care and childcare providers, college and university faculty, retail employees, airport workers, and anyone who believed in standing up for the rights of workers.
The Fight for $15 is a fight for gender pay equality, racial justice, union rights and equal opportunity. It’s a fight for what’s right.
Too many of us have been forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids so on Tuesday, April 14th, we kicked off the event with a rally at Forsyth Park at 4PM, followed by a march to Boston Common. With chants of “the people united will never be defeated,” and the call-and-response, “What do we want? 15! When do we want it? Now!,” marchers stopped outside several low wage employers to support the workers there before continuing on to Boston Common at 6PM.
While corporate executives, Wall Street investors and other one-per-centers bounce back from the most serious economic recession in 100 years, everyone else continues to face a punishing, decades-long reality of stagnant wages.
Together we’re turning the tide in favor of working people and our families. And we’ll need everyone’s help – including yours – to make this a reality.
On April 14th, we took to the streets to participate in one of numerous historic demonstrations that happened across the country – from Boston, MA to Phoenix, AZ – to call for $15 an hour and a union.
We’re fed up with working families being forced to survive on poverty wages, while being exploited by companies raking in billions of dollars of profit.
Boston’s rally was a national kickoff event. On Wednesday, April 15, the call for $15 an hour and a union went nationwide. To keep up-to-date on the fight, or find out how you can get involved, visit: http://fightfor15.org/
Click here for photos from the rally.
Here are some videos from the Boston rally: