StrikeFastFood Protesters Walk Out, Get Arrested, Succeed

Yesterday, we urged you to find a fast food workers walkout and show your support, even be willing to get arrested to make sure this message is heard loud and clear. Today, courtesy of strikefastfood.orgthe results are in.

StrikeFastFood has been working since 2012 to change the conversation about income inequality, demanding $15 per hour and the right to form unions for collective bargaining. These activists have given birth to an international movement for all minimum wage workers, spreading to 150 cities and 33 countries on 6 continents.

Photo by Daniel X. O'Neil Flickr/creative commons

Photo by
Daniel X. O’Neil
Flickr/creative commons

Low wage workers in more than 150 cities took part in the Fight for 15 campaign this morning, using civil disobedience and risking arrest. Some highlights . . .

  • Hundreds shut down Times Square in New York City.
  • Boston strikers take to the streets and unfurl amazing 2-story banner.
  • Rockford, Illinois, strikers sit-in at McDonalds.
  • International support for arrestees in Chicago.
  • Detroit Police ran out of hand cuffs.

You have the power. You have the boots on the ground that can be brought to bear to rectify the injustice of income equality, if only you will.

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See also:
Income Inequality Dampens Growth for Rich and Poor Alike
List of Organizations Working on Income Equality
The Wealthy and Powerful Aid Social and Economic Justice Activists

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner is co-founder of VenusPlusX, and writes frequently on global sexual freedom, American fundamentalists exporting hate and homophobia, and grassroots activism.
Alison Gardner