October 11, 2013
The “Fight for $15” and a union continues
Join fast food workers, community members, elected officials, and faith leaders as we continue to push forward the fight for justice!
What: Rally and press conferences in Charlotte and Durham
When: Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM in Charlotte; 11:00 AM in Durham
Where: 6500 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212 and 5507 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and other fast food restaurants are part of a $200 billion industry. Last year, McDonald’s alone made $5.5 billion. Despite this, most people who work in these stores make minimum wage or slightly higher, even after having worked there for many years.
It’s impossible to raise a family, put food on the table, keep a roof over your head, get adequate medical care, or maintain even a basic standard of living on these poverty wages.
Working as many hours as they can get at some of the world’s largest corporations, many of the workers in these restaurants are forced to rely on public assistance to sustain themselves and their families. Rather than pay workers a living wage, the fast food industry uses the social safety net to subsidize their profits and poverty wages.
Join us to take a stand against the fast food industry forcing workers to live a life of poverty while they get rich. Support fast food workers demands for $15 and a union, now!