A Call for Solidarity with the Global Fast Food Workers Strike
On May 15 workers – in more than 150 US cities & 33 countries – will hold the first & largest in history global strike/protest for a living wage & the right to unionize. THE LOW WAGE WORKER STRUGGLE IS GOING GLOBAL
Post to FaceBook what your city or town is doing. Take pictures Make the movement grow! (See bottom for NYC & Balt actions.)
This affects all of us! Whether you have a job or are jobless; whether you are a student or retired person; a member of a union or have no union. The majority of working people in this country make less than $15 an hour which means that thousands upon thousands of workers live either in poverty or close to the edge – while the corporate elites, the 1% are reporting billions in profits.
These courageous fast food workers who are stepping up and conducting this strike are fighting not just for themselves but for all of us. They need and deserve our support. If they win, we all win.
What can you do?
– Join the strikes and protests where ever they are being held
-Hold a solidarity protest at a McDonalds restaurant (Or a Burger King, or Wendy’s restaurant)
-Make signs that say things like ”We support fast food workers” “$15 and a union”
-Organize a 1 day boycott of a McDonalds
-Pledge not to buy fast food on May 15 and tell your family, co-workers and fellow students why
-Set up an information table about the struggle to raise wages and support low wage workers on a busy corner
-Wear a red ribbon/$15 NOW to support the strike on May 15th.
POST WHAT YOUR CITY OR TOWN IS DOING ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE SO THAT OTHERS CAN JOIN YOU AND LET US KNOW HOW THINGS GO. TAKE PICTURES – SHARE YOUR STORIES! MAKE THE MOVEMENT GROW!
$15 an hour NOW song by Baltimore Workers Assembly
Ain’t gonna let no one turn me around
Ain’t gonna let McDonald’s, turn me round, Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain’t gonna let McDonald’s, turn me round,
I just keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’,
Marching for 15 NOW.
In place of McDonald’s put:
nobody; now wage theft; low wages; the bosses; nobody; add your own
-New York City – 5 P.M. McDonald’s at Times Square, 42nd Street, west of Broadway;
-10 A.M. McDonald’s at Herald Square, 34th & Broadway. 212-633-6646. Facebook Event.
-Baltimore – Walk 4 Justice Gather 4 P.M. at McDonald’s, Light & Baltimore Streets, downtown Baltimore. 410-218-4835; Facebook Event.
-Philadelphia – McDonald’s at 1201 N. Broad. -8am: Strike line at Broad and Girard, followed by march -9:30am: Rally at McDonald’s at Broad and Arch; Facebook
-Buffalo – 4:30- Gather at Delaware & Hertel in Buffalo. Facebook
–Charlotte – 8 am; Corner of Sunset and Beatties Ford Rd
-Durham – 6 am; Corner of Highway 70 and Miami Blvd-
-Goldsboro – 6:30am – 1103 N Breazeale Ave Mt Olive, NC
9:30am – 219 NC Highway 111, Goldsboro,
-Greensboro – 6am – 2344 Randleman Rd
-Greenville – 9am – Corner of Farmville Blvd and Bostic Dr
-Raleigh – 1:30pm – Method Rd Community Center – 514 Method Rd
-Charleston – 11am – 2941 Montague Ave, North Charleston
-Richmond – 11am – BCT Local 203T, 231 Belt Blvd
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