On April 14th and April 15th, 2015, NNAF staff members participated in what is being hailed as one of the largest-ever mobilizations of U.S. workers seeking higher pay and fair treatment.
In Boston, MA and Madison, WI, NNAF national office staff members marched in solidarity with low-wage workers, demanding that those who work in sectors such as fast food, retail, child care, homecare, transportation, and higher education be afforded a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
NNAF stands by low-wage workers in this fight because we know that union support and fair living wages will bring individuals and families one step closer to creating the life they envision for themselves.
For low-income workers seeking abortions, we know that fair living wages help pay for basic needs like child-care and transportation, which are often major barriers to abortion care. We also know that the ability to unionize helps workers advocate for fair and healthy working conditions that are beneficial to families everywhere.
As NNAF looks to support cross-sector movements including racial and labor/economic justice, the Fight for $15 days of action is not the end of NNAF’s fight for worker’s rights but simply a sign of momentum. Just as we work towards a world in which every individual has the opportunity to best take care of themselves and their families, we will fight until employers of low-wage workers do the same.
Written by Britt Moorman, Communications and Development Associate