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

Photo courtesy of www.capitalbay.com

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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Stand With Striking Walmart Workers

Photo courtesy of Jonelyn.com

Photo courtesy of Jonelyn.com

 

From CREDOAction.com:

“As Walmart associates, we have been standing up across the country for respect and fair wages and hours — and Walmart has tried to silence us along the way.

Walmart is among the most profitable companies in the U.S. and is owned by the Walton family, the richest family in America, yet many associates at Walmart must rely on food stamps and even go hungry because of low wages and a lack of full-time hours. So now some of us are speaking out and taking our message to Bentonville by going on strike, and standing up to Walmart’s retaliation against us when we speak out. “

To sign the petition, go to org.CREDOAction.com