Today, fast-food workers nationwide went on STRIKE to demand corporations like McDonald’s pay workers what they need to survive — $15 an hour.
This week, the House passed $2,000 survival checks, more than TRIPLING the amount working people would receive as we struggle to put food on the table during this pandemic. But the Senate is blocking these crucial payments.
At a McDonald’s in Littlerock, CA there were no temperature checks at the start of shifts, no disinfection of shared drive-thru headsets and other high-touch surfaces, and workers unable to social distance standing elbow-to-elbow in a hot kitchen.
After years of pressure from its workers, Starbucks announced that it will be raising wages for all its workers to $15 an hour in the next three years.
The time for bold action is now. Congress has a chance to benefit nearly 40 million people by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour – but they’ll only do it if WE demand action.
The January 5th Senate runoffs in Georgia have the potential to put us on the path to $15/hr for ALL workers.
No one should be forced to risk their safety in the workplace just to put food on the table or pay rent.
Across the country, essential workers voted: for ourselves and each other. And we won BIG.
Raises for 2.5 million Florida workers are on the way.
Across the country, millions of essential workers have already voted.