Thursday, August 29, 2013

#StrikeFor15 #StrikePoverty

Fast food workers across the nation walked off the job today demanding a living wage of 15.00 per hour.  More discussion of that subject here, including what fast food workers make in Australia and Europe.

While American fast food workers obviously can't make ends meet on a minimum wage that ranges from a little over seven to nine dollars per hour depending on what state you're in, the fast food industry reportedly makes 200 billion dollars in profits each year, with McDonalds CEO Don Thompson, alone, seeing his yearly salary triple from 4.1 million to 13.8 million dollars between 2011 and 2013.

Besides the fact that these companies can afford it, it's just the decent way to treat people, and it's really not that much, here are ten other reasons why fast food workers deserve a raise.

And below are some photos from the day shared on twitter:

Via instagram, more pics here ("We Are Worth More"), and here with jasiri_x and fast food workers in Milwaukee.  Another article here from Common Dreams

Representative John Lewis turned out in Atlanta to connect with and support the fast food workers, one day after the commemoration in Washington D.C. for the 1963 March On Washington.

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