Position location: Chicago, IL Start Date: Immediately
Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary
Do you want to make a difference working for economic and social justice in Chicago?
The Fight for 15 demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.
It has become one of the largest and most momentous organizing campaigns for low wage workers across the country. As part of a global movement, thousands of fast food workers are standing up for “$15 and a Union.” For the past 3 years, fast food workers from McDonalds and many other fast food corporations have been fighting to have their voices heard. The Fight For $15 has been extremely successful as thousands of fast food workers across the country have mass mobilized and fought back against the $200 billion industry.
To identify and sign up workers in the workplace and greater community. This includes engaging workers at or near their work place, areas of public transit, and in the community.
The ideal candidate will have:
Passion for economic and social justice
Bilingual speaking ability- English and Spanish
Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences
Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to a changing schedule
A valid driver's license, working vehicle, and ability to drive 15 passenger van
$17 per hour
This position is a full time temporary position with potential to last up until September 8th
The Fight for $15 began in 2012 when two hundred fast-food workers walked off the job to demand $15/hr and union rights in New York City.
Today, we’re a global movement in over 300 cities on six continents.
We are fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees – and underpaid workers everywhere.
McDonald’s and low-wage empl...oyers everywhere are making billions of dollars in profit and pushing off costs onto taxpayers, while leaving people like us – the people who do the real work – struggling to survive.
We can’t feed our families, pay our bills, or even keep a roof over our heads on minimum wage pay.
When we first took the streets, the skeptics called us dreamers. They said a $15 wage was “unwinnable.”
We didn’t listen. We organized and we fought for what we knew was right.
We didn’t win these increases because we elected supportive politicians to office. We won because we made them support us. That’s the power of direct action, of taking to the streets, of organizing.
We’ve already won raises for 22 million people across the country – including 10 million who are on their way to $15/hr – all because workers came together and acted like a union.
And we will keep on fighting, no matter the challenge. We won’t back down.