TO FAST FOOD CEOS: YOUR WORKERS SHOULDN’T NEED FOOD STAMPS (petition)

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I know I’ve posted quite a few petitions about fast food workers and the minimum wage. I do so because I think it’s so important that people who work hard get treated with respect and dignity. If we as a society allow the current worker conditions to continue, we are allowing these ultra-wealthy CEO’s to be greedy. We are telling them that we condone their behavior and that their cruelty is okay with us.

Let’s be active and demand that fast food workers get treated better. Show the government we demand change!

From CredoMobilize.com:

TO: THE CEOs OF WENDY’S, MCDONALD’S, PIZZA HUT, DOMINO’S, KFC, TACO BELL, AND BURGER KING

Fast food workers in New York City barely make enough to get by. Many of us make minimum wage — just $7.25 an hour, or as little as $11,000 a year. Meanwhile, the Goliath corporations we work for, like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, are part of a $200 billion industry. These corporations reap huge profits and shower CEOs with exorbitant compensation while most of their employees qualify for food stamps.

Fast food workers are parents building a better future for our kids, seniors who can’t afford retirement, hardworking young people dreaming of college, faithful members of your congregation, and your community-minded neighbors.

We are New Yorkers. We’re united in the fight for a higher wage, so we can afford the food, clothing, and housing our families need and deserve. Boosting pay for our jobs will allow us to put more money into the economy.

Join us.

To sign the petition, go to CredoMobilize.com.

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5 thoughts on “TO FAST FOOD CEOS: YOUR WORKERS SHOULDN’T NEED FOOD STAMPS (petition)

  1. Pingback: TO FAST FOOD CEOS: YOUR WORKERS SHOULDN'T NEED FOOD STAMPS (petition) | Oppression Monitor

  2. If companies do not pay their workers fairly, then us, the tax payers, will make up the difference in their salary by subsidizing the cost of their grocery bill with food stamps and the cost of their health care bill with — subsidized health care payments.

    It seems like a popular business model in the U.S. is to pay your emplyees so low that the government picks up part of the cost of taking care of the emloyee’s basic needs.

    • That’s such a good point! It really doesn’t make much economic sense, does it? I’m assuming that the reason why the fast food CEO’s don’t care about tax payers is that they themselves don’t pay taxes! They use loopholes and foreign banks to hide their money away from the gov’t.
      You’d think the gov’t. would be concerned about all this.

  3. Tanya,
    Some of us have advocated for a maximum wage. How about $5 million/year? $10 million? There are instances where hedge fund managers make over a billion dollars on transactions which are made with a few keystrokes. Maybe those who make over that amount would be so averse to being taxed by the government they would give their employees a raise. That’s if they don’t hide their wealth offshore. Highly unlikely.
    Thanks,
    Jerry

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