Join to Fight for 15: Tell Chicago's Largest Food & Retail Chains to Pay Employees Enough to Survive!
Join us in delivering the message to large retail and restaurant chains and their wealthy CEOs that the billions we the retail and restaurant workers bring into downtown Chicago registers should be more fairly shared so that they benefit our neighborhoods and the entire city.
For Chicago to prosper again, jobs like ours have to pay enough for workers to support themselves and their families.
That’s why we came together on Thursday, November 15, to form a new union—the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago—in order to fight for a wage of at least $15 an hour and for respect on the job.
A wage of at least $15 an hour will not only help us buy the basic necessities for our families, it will also stimulate the economy, create jobs and help rebuild our neighborhoods.
Big retail and restaurant chains such as yours rake in over $4 billion each year, and yet you pay the workers who create this wealth for you a poverty wage.
It’s time for you to do the right thing by your workers, and by the City of Chicago. Pay all your workers at least $15 an hour so that they can meet their basic needs for shelter, food, clothing, and medical care. Together, we are Fighting for 15—the lowest hourly wage that will cover our basic needs.
In turn, workers will spend that money in order to take care of their families, creating new jobs and reducing crime and improving neighborhoods as a result. The entire city will benefit.