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.org, the 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.
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.