Massachusetts ranks sixth in income inequality nationwide, and politicians and corporations alike are failing working families across the state. In this state and across the country income inequality continues to disproportionately impact people of color. While 42 percent of all workers in the U.S. earn less than $15 an hour, more than half of African American workers, close to 60 percent Latino workers, and almost half of women workers earn under $15 an hour according to the National Employment Law Project.
In order to bring back good paying jobs with benefits including paid family leave, healthcare and fair scheduling, we must win a union. Most workers are being left behind as the gap between the wealthy continues to grow. It’s time to turn up the heat in the demand not just for a $15 an hour minimum wage, but for union rights. That’s why on Labor Day, workers in the Fight for $15 will join community leaders and allies in a nationwide, militant uprising to confront politicians and corporations who have rigged the system against workers and put the demand for unions at the center of the national conversation.
Labor Day: Monday, September 4
6:00 AM: Rally supporting striking fast-food workers at Tremont Street McDonald’s
11:00 AM: Speak out at the Bandstand and March to Copley Plaza