$2,201/hr = NYC Fast Food Workers Strike

Fast foodThursday morning fast food employees from  McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Papa John’s walked off their jobs in protest of low wages and limited hours.

Joshua Williams, a Wendy’s employee in NYC, had this to say:

By lunch time, the CEO of Wendy’s will have earned more than $11,009.95. That’s more than I take home in a year as a regular Wendy’s employee.1

That’s why I joined hundreds of fast food workers in NY and walked out of the Wendy’s at 125th and Lexington in New York City to demand higher wages and the right to form a union.

Despite the stereotype, most of us are not teenagers working after school. We’re grown adults with kids of our own and bills to pay. Many have worked in fast food for years and never received a raise from $7.25 an hour while the companies we work for make massive profits.

Going on strike is a big deal for folks like me—and to win we need the support of the general public. That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org and hope you’ll sign and share it with your friends.

This is the largest recorded campaign to ever hit the fast food industry.

Click here to tell the CEOs of Wendy’s, McDonald’s and other big fast food chains to pay their employees a living wage.

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