Working people across the nation are standing up and asking for dignity on the job, and a wage that allows them proper nutrition, safe, livable housing, access to healthcare and education, and a brighter future for their families.
Students are taking a stand alongside workers demanding $15/hour: students are workers too, and we, too are worth more!
Solidarity Ignite has been collaborating with the Fight for $15 in New Orleans, LA and in Philadelphia, PA.
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STUDENTS AT THE 2015 NEW ORLEANS SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDENT ORGANIZING RETREAT MARCH WITH NOLA SHOW ME 15
At Solidarity Ignite’s second annual New Orleans Student Social Justice Organizing Retreat, things heated up when students took the the street with low-wage workers marching for $15/hour wage and the right to join a union without interference. Over 100 students from two dozen universities across the country were represented and marched alongside New Orleans’ fast food workers chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25!”
The NOLA Social Justice Student Organizing Retreat is an annual 3-day conference for college students organizing various social justice campaigns: from fighting racism on campus to supporting workers’ rights to working on environmental justice campaigns.
On Saturday, March 7th, we joined in a Mardi Gras style protest through the streets of the French Quarter, even shutting down a McDonald’s on Canal Street! $7.25 and hour is a poverty wage- we stand with workers in saying we deserve wages that allow for families to not only provide for their needs, but to build a better future.
Check out more information about Fight for 15 at fightfor15.org.
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK IN NEW ORLEANS WITH SOLIDARITY IGNITE AND FIGHT FOR 15
Student from Georgia to Louisiana to Alabama and beyond joined Solidarity Ignite and the Fight for $15 for an Alternative Spring Break trip focused on movement-building, economic justice, and workers’ rights. Students participated in skill trainings and workshops from mastering organizing conversations to building coalitions to executing effective direct actions, sharpening their organizing skills so they can return to campus ready to make a change! Students also got up-close and personal with the Fight for $15 in New Orleans, learning about the movement to increase the minimum wage and supporting local organizing and actions.
PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM TOUR
We’re teaming up in Philly to bring the Fight for $15 to college campuses! Between March 30th and April 2nd, we’ll be hosting speaking panels on nine Philadelphia campuses featuring fast food workers, home care workers, and adjunct professors who are taking a stand for fair pay!
Students, faculty, and community members will engage directly with workers at the forefronts of this landmark movement and learn how they can be engaged in fighting for economic justice throughout the city.