Press Release

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on ‘Fight for $15’ Actions

Today’s actions by tens of thousands of workers significantly advances a raising wages agenda that gives every worker a chance to achieve the American Dream.

The voices of Walmart and fast food workers have shown the power of collective action in standing up to corporate greed and a system that for far too long has only benefitted those at the very top.

While some wages have been raised, there is much work to be done, and workers will continue to speak out until wages are fair, conditions are improved, and every voice is heard in the workplace. 

Contact: Anthony DeAngelo (202) 637-5018