Published: 24/07/2015

Fightfor15Fast Food workers have won two important victories in their fight for better wages as both Los Angeles County and New York State voted to raise minimum wages.

On July 22 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the minimum wage to USD 15 an hour by 2020, allowing more than half the countywide workforce to earn a base income more than 60% higher than the current state-mandated 9 USD an hour.

The next day, the Fast Food Wage Board voted unanimously to raise minimum the wage for fast food workers to 15 USD an hour by 2018 in New York City and by 2021 in the rest of the state.

These are important steps for the Fight For 15 campaign (read here and here for more) for better wages and the right to join a union for US fast food workers.