Across Florida, workers are going on strike demonstrating their power online and demanding presidential candidates stand for $15/hr and a Union.
Fast-food companies like McDonald’s are refusing to give all workers paid sick leave. This is why we’re demanding union rights: so that we can help fix issues like lack of paid sick leave, inadequate pay, prevalent sexual harassment, and workplace violence.
Florida fast-food workers are on strike, but doing it from home today instead of a big rally. Workers like us need paid sick leave, whether it’s a #coronavirus pandemic or simply having to take a family member to the doctor. #FightFor15 #UnionsForAll pic.twitter.com/0qXVWuOznk
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) March 12, 2020
No one should be forced to choose between taking a sick day, especially as we deal with the coronavirus outbreak, and making sure their basic needs — like housing, food, and health care — are taken care of.
Florida’s presidential primary takes place on Tuesday 3/17. Workers are demanding candidates stand with us and make it easier to join a union, no matter where we work, so that we can have a seat at the table, a voice on the job, and build a better future for our families.