September 20, young people and adults are striking across the US and the world to demand action on climate change. This intergenerational, intersectional movement will mark the beginning of a week of action.
It’s time to tell the government and large corporations that they need to take all of our futures seriously and take action on the environment.
For example, although McDonald’s claims to be committed to promoting environmental sustainability, they simply aren’t doing enough. Their actions (and lack of action) are contributing to the destruction of the Amazon and the surrounding area.
As the Amazon Rainforest burns at a record rate, McDonald’s continues to sell Big Macs and chicken McNuggets with meat sourced from the Amazon. That pressures farmers to burn the rainforest to satisfy demand.
In fact, McDonald’s supplier Cargill (dubbed the Worst Company in the World by environmental advocates) recently admitted that they wouldn’t make their own sustainability target, and has been caught encouraging farmers to continue harmful practices.
Working people and poor communities will feel the worst impacts of climate change. And only with union rights can workers in McDonald’s stores have the power to object to these mass deforestation policies, and others, that are impacting all of us.
It’s McDonald’s — and other wealthy corporations — job to step up. And it’s time for us to demand they do.
Working people and poor communities will feel the worst impacts from climate change. And only with union rights can workers in McDonald’s stores have the power to object to the mass deforestation policies that are impacting all of us.