In the United States and countries around the world, workers are demanding fair pay, labor policies, and workers’ rights.
Fight for $15 Leader and McDonald’s worker Adriana Alvarez recently returned from a trip to Europe, where she spoke with hundreds of workers about the importance of women’s rights, worker power, and using strikes to win.
In Brussels, she spoke on a panel about women’s rights alongside former Brazillian president Dilma Roussef, a labor activist from Spain, and a local lawmaker as part of Manifiesta. The next day, she took her message to a discussion on multinational corporations like Amazon and McDonald’s, emphasizing the importance of international worker solidarity to fight back.
“This is why I fight – not just for my colleagues, not just for my son, but for the future,” she told the audience at “Why We Strike”.
“That’s why I fight – not just for my colleagues, not just for my son, but for the future.” Adrianna, a McDonald’s worker and organiser from Chicago on Why We Strike at #TWT19.
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There’s nothing stronger than international solidarity. Workers across the world are fighting back and going on strike like we are in the US. While in the UK, Adriana met a fellow McDonald’s worker from London who is a part of the McStrike movement in the UK, as well as another service worker who is a part of the “Spoon Strike” fight.
Adriana was in the UK as part of “The World Transformed” — an event put on alongside the Labour Party conference. Check out her interview with the nonprofit War on Want.