Worldwide Fast Food Worker’s Strike Today (May 15th)!

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Image from workingfamiliesparty.org

 

On Thursday, May 15th, fast food workers and activists are rallying across the world in 150 cities and more than 30 countries to demand “$15 and a union!”

Stand in solidarity with low-wage workers and sign the petition. We’ll share your support at the fast food rally in NYC on Thursday!

Sign here! Thank you!

Economic Consequences of Fast Food Industry’s CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity

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If you thought that the low wages fast food workers are paid only affect workers, this article and the accompanying study shows that the issue of fair wages is one we must all take notice of.

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Massive, Global May 15th Strike Planned: Fast Food Workers For Fair Wages

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Photo courtesy of http://www.capitalbay.com

 

I received some news in my email today from the activist group SumOfUs.org saying that the fast food industry is still paying their workers only minimum wage, despite outcry from workers and those who support them. Any fast food worker will tell you that in most cities, minimum wage is barely enough for rent/mortgage, food, clothing, and the day-to-day expenses that come up for all of us. As I’ve discussed in previous posts about this issue, many of these workers need welfare assistance to survive, which is a crying shame in a nation of plenty.

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If The Gap Can Raise Wages, So Can Walmart! (petition)

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Photo courtesy of lawyersandsettlements.com

 

From Credo Mobilize:

Walmart cannot be neutral when, despite its $17 billion in profits last year, it chooses to pay its employees so little that many are forced to rely on tax-payer programs. Pay your workers a minimum of $25,000 per year so they are not forced to rely on government assistance.

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Increasing the Minimum Wage Will Not Equal Disaster

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Photo courtesy of lawyersandsettlements.com

 

Republicans want us to believe that higher wages will lead to higher prices and lower employment. Studies have proven, however, that this is a myth based on faulty logic and misinformation.

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