“Hey, hey, what do you say? We demand fair pay.”
PEOPLE CAN’T live a quality life on what fast-food companies pay their workers. Their bosses are making millions and the disparity has finally reached the tipping point.
Fast-food workers at several restaurants in New York walked off the job on Thursday, firing the first salvo in what workplace experts say is the biggest effort to unionize fast-food workers ever undertaken in the United States. The effort ““ backed by community and civil rights groups, religious leaders and a labor union ““ has engaged 40 full-time organizers in recent months to enlist workers at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s, Taco Bell and other fast-food restaurants across the city. In Drive to Unionize, Fast-Food Workers Walk Off the Job, by Steven Greenhouse
The right and other skeptics of Occupy talk about the movement dying.
It looks like it might have taken root in average working class people.
Seeing Walmart strike on Black Friday, people saw an example of what it means to stand up against economic injustice.
The stress of working the hours, yet not making a living wage, is debilitating.
On top of this add the Lloyd Blankfein contingent talking about carving away the social safety net and what you’ve got is a campaign to implement austerity on 99% of the American people.
The income gap has been growing for decades. If people don’t rise up now it will continue to expand. We haven’t even addressed health care costs fully yet, with Obamacare just a beginning of what’s needed in this country.