Thursday, September 4, 2014

Whatever it takes for $15 an hour.

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.

Dear MoveOn member,

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:

I support the striking fast-food workers. It’s time to stop hiding behind your franchises and stop making excuses. It’s time to pay your workers $15 an hour so they can support their families without relying on public assistance.

Fast-food workers across the country are on strike. We’re striking because no one who works for a living should be forced to live in povertyâ€"not when we work for hugely profitable corporations. We’re striking because McDonald’s and the other fast-food giants continue to dismiss us, and refuse to give us the respect that any human being deserves. We aren’t just striking for better pay and respect, though, we’re striking to surviveâ€"and we have no other choice.

We’re 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.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Jeanina Jenkins

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