Today, fast-food workers and allies in more than 100 U.S. cities will take to the streets to demand underpaid fast-food workers get the fair wages they deserve. Workers are calling it #StrikeFastFood, and they plan to make good on their resolution to do "whatever it takes" to win, including engaging in non-violent civil disobedience in select cities. Sign and share this petition to show your support.
I'm Jeanina Jenkins of the organization Low Pay Is Not OK, and I started a petition to McDonald's and the other fast-food giants, which says:
Fast-food workers across the country are on strike. Weâre striking because no one who works for a living should be forced to live in povertyâ"not when we work for hugely profitable corporations. Weâre striking because McDonaldâs and the other fast-food giants continue to dismiss us, and refuse to give us the respect that any human being deserves. We arenât just striking for better pay and respect, though, weâre striking to surviveâ"and we have no other choice.
Weâre willing to do whatever it takes to win $15 an hour and the right to form a union without intimidation. Stand with us by adding your name to our petition, and share it far and wide after you have.
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