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Fast food workers walk off in 100 US cities – Thursday, tomorrow, is the day when planned action may see fast food workers in around 100 cities walk off the job! It could be the greatest effort seen to push for higher pay.
Fast food workers walk off in 100 US cities
The campaign started around a year ago to bring attention to the hardships of living on $7.25 per hour. That’s $15k a year for full time but in the current climate many are given less than full time hours so that’s not even an accurate figure!
FAST FOOD WORKERS WALK OFF IN 100 US CITIES
The protests are part of labor union movements, democrats and other advocacy campaigns that want to raise the low paid sectors. Obama has said he would back a “Senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.” according to theepochtimes.com.
However protesters want $15 an hour, of course it’s a rally point, not neccesarily a realistic figure in the minds of many.
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Previous actions along these lines have had mixed results and there is no way of knowing how wide spread the walkouts will actually be. In previous efforts some restaurants ground to a halt, others seemed to just keep moving with little or no problem.
It’s certainly a fascinating movement and although struggling it really is gaining movement. Knowing that $7.25 an hour is near impossible to live on in much of the USA, I personally back the action.
However maybe the campaign needs to spread to us. We need to organise solidarity days. Days where those in support ditch their fast food habit and don’t buy from the restaurants. We need to support the raising cost of this fast food if it actually will directly increase workers wages. The point is that the food keeps getting cheaper, the corps keep getting more cash and yet the workers pay suffers, as do things like long term contracts. Our health suffers from terribly unhealthy and in some cases unethical foods and the whole industry becomes about profit and nothing else.
What do you think?
More about the action can be read in TheEpochTimes.com.
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