Petition for Higher Wages
Fast-food workers from all over the mid South are on strike.
Most of us make minimum wage or a little more an hour and we just can’t survive. Our employers – thriving corporations like Jimmy John’s, Subway, Panera, Arby’s and others – are making billions, but pay us poverty wages. We are struggling to support our families, and to afford basic needs like food, health care, rent and transportation, without relying on public assistance.
We’re standing up and saying it has to stop. Stand with us by adding your name to our petition today.
Sign The Petition!
About Fight for $15 Missouri
Missouri fast-food workers have come together to fight for fair wages and the right to form a union without retaliation. We represent workers from more than 15 fast-food chains in St. Louis who are making tremendous profits, but do not pay employees like us enough to survive – enough to support our families and to cover basic needs like food, health care, rent and transportation.
Fast-food is a billion dollar per year industry in Missouri, and we believe that no one who works for a living in such a profitable business should be forced to rely on public assistance to provide for their family. One-quarter of St. Louis’s workforce works in the service economy, and in fast-food the average annual salary is less than $19,000. When workers are paid a living wage, not only will it strengthen the economy but it will also reduce crime in our neighborhoods.
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