May 9, 2014
Fast food workers across the world are going on strike May 15 with actions in 150 cities in 30 countries – including Raleigh, NC.
Check out this great mini-documentary on low-wage worker organizing in the South to learn what it’s all about, with strike footage and interviews with fast food workers and labor and civil rights leaders.
Think 331 to 1 is a ridiculous pay gap between the average CEO and the average worker? According to a shocking new report by think tank Demos, fast-food CEOs make 1000 times what they pay their average workers, and that’s down from 1200 to 1 in 2012.
“Jobs should lift workers out of poverty, not trap them in it,” said Carolyn Smith of Working America.
On Tuesday, local McDonald’s workers will be coming forward to tell their own stories of having their wages stolen. As if McDonald’s couldn’t get lower than poverty-level pay.
The reactions of the employees and even the manager on duty are priceless.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.