Some Good News in the Fight for 15
While Fight for 15 protests rumble across the country, chasing the primary races, the country’s top labor board has just delivered a preliminary victory on the path to $15 and a union for fast food workers... Since late 2012, the national campaign...has been launching periodic work stoppages and coordinating civil disobedience actions, snowballing into a global movement for low-wage workers demanding a living wage and union rights. Though the protests have generally been tolerated by individual employers (while the fast-food industry has emphatically resisted policy measures to improve wages and working conditions), there have been some instances when workers were punished for their activism...
According to University of California-Irvine law professor Catherine Fisk, who has been tracking the Fight for 15 movement:
The case is important in that it rejects the employer’s argument that the one day strike is unprotected under the NLRA. The NLRA specifically protects the right to strike, and specifies no limit on when or for how long employees can strike.