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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!
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.
To sign the petition, go to CredoMobilize.com.