Chicago fast food workers and community members brought the Fight for 15 campaign to the city's Northwest Side Friday evening.
Communities United and low-wage fast food employees teamed up to launch the new "Fight for Our Neighborhoods, Fight for 15" campaign today with a rally and speak out at the McDonald's near Elston Avenue and Irving Park Road.
The Fight for 15 is a national campaign spearheaded by fast food workers calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage and union recognition.
The new "Fight for Our Neighborhoods, Fight for 15" will involve a series of actions over the next few months targeting McDonald's locations on Chicago's Northwest Side, according to organizers.
"This is a workers rights issue just as much as a community issue," said Communities United leader and single mother of three Manolita Huber. "When McDonald's changes their policies, my community will be better for my kids. That's why I'm fighting for $15."