Fight for $15 Rally
5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15
Clark Atlanta University
111 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta 30314
BIG NEWS: Fast food workers are striking in HUNDREDS of cities – including Atlanta – on April 15. They’re calling on us to stand with them.
A few dozen fast food cooks and cashiers went on strike in New York City two years ago. People called them crazy – but the Fight for $15/hr. grew.
Today, it’s a GLOBAL movement. Thousands of people working in a TON of new industries have joined the fight – from home care workers to gas station attendants, Wal-Mart workers to airport employees.
Big companies like McDonald’s are making billions – while middle class and working Americans struggle to pay our rent and support our families. Frankly, it’s wrong.
Even The New York Times is taking notice: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/business/movement-to-increase-mcdonalds-minimum-wage-broadens-its-tactics.html?_r=0
When we come together, we win. It’s that simple.
Dozens of cities and states across the country have raised the minimum wage since this fight began. In fact, more than 9 million workers have higher wages today – thanks to voter action, collective bargaining and direct public pressure on companies like Wal-Mart.
It’s time for McDonald’s and poverty-pay companies across the country to guarantee good pay for every hard-working employee. Help send the message loud and clear on April 15.
Thanks for joining the fight.