May 9, 2014
Strikes for $15 and a union gain steam
Fast food workers across the world are going on strike May 15 with actions in 150 cities in 30 countries, reports Josh Eidleson at Salon.com:
Organizers expect the walkouts to spread for the first time to cities including Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando, and Sacramento, and to involve thousands of total workers, including hundreds each in cities including St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Leticia Abreo, who works at McDonald’s in Mt. Olive, North Carolina said she will go on strike to support her work family:
“It is unfair to see them suffering making $7.25 and to be disrespected all the time. Enough is enough. We have to change things. We need to be unafraid to speak up!”
Leticia won’t be standing alone on May 15th.
In this video, McDonald’s workers from Europe, South America, and New Zealand talk about why they’re joining the global day of action on May 15 for better pay and respect for our rights:
Fast food workers and supporters will gather in Raleigh on May 15th.
What: Fast Food Global Strike
When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Where: 514 Method Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Learn about other actions on May 15th, and join the now-global campaign to raise wages and win the right to form a union at fast food restaurants. Like Raise Up for 15 on Facebook!