Ten years ago, on November 29, 2012, a group of 200 fast-food workers in New York City—fed up with low pay and roadblocks to organizing—walked out of their jobs demanding a $15 hourly wage and a union. To commemorate the landmark 10-year anniversary of the Fight for $15, this report analyzes the movement’s impact beyond wages.
Workers’ Wages Will Increase in 56 Cities, Counties, and States on January 1—Many Reaching or Surpassing $15 an Hour—With Another 25 Jurisdictions Set to Raise Pay Later in the Year.
A record-breaking number of jurisdictions will raise their wage floors in the coming year: A total of 74 states, cities, and counties will raise their minimum wages in 2021, many to $15 per hour or more.
The minimum wage will increase in a record-high 47 states, cities, and counties this January.
As the movement for $15 continues to gain momentum, the potential benefits for the U.S. workforce and economy are significant.