USi is proud to support the #FastFoodStrikes underway in the United States today. Nobody can fail to have been inspired by the workers standing up for justice and a living wage. 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistan …

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USi is proud to support the #FastFoodStrikes underway in the United States today. Nobody can fail to have been inspired by the workers standing up for justice and a living wage.

52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor. The Low Pay Is Not OK website highlights that American taxpayers are “putting about $7 billion a year into fast food corporate profits“.

Workers are taking an enormous risk — for all of us. They’re asking us to give just one lunch hour to show solidarity and help spread their movement to new cities. Search for a rally near you and sign up to attend or to help organize and participate in the hashtag #FastFoodStrike to show your solidarity.

Workers are demanding a $15 hourly wage, which is almost double the current average. They point out that the average fast food worker earns $11,000 per year, while the average executive earns $25,000 per day!

Read and watch some of our updates on #FastFoodStrikes below:

Strikes hit New York City’s largest fast food chains.

#DailyOutrage: Fast food workers strike in the US, and elections in Zimbabwe

See our latest interview with one of the world’s best progressive economists James K Galbraith who speaks about the importance of raising the Federal Minimum Wage.



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