Fight for 15

Fast food workers in Rochester are fighting back!

042413_fight_for_15_chicago_cd_0827.jpgFast food workers in Rochester are joining thousands of workers in over 100 cities across the United States to demand an industry-wide $15 per hour wage and to form a union without retaliation. 

Rochester is the 5th poorest city in the United States. Meanwhile multi-billion dollar corporations like McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King take millions in profits away from our city leaving behind only poverty wages. Fast Food workers and Metro Justice are standing up to form the front-line for the fight against poverty for all in Rochester. 

By demanding fair wages, union rights, and real respect in the workplace fast-food workers are standing up to fight poverty for our entire community. With higher wages, fast food workers would be able to pull themselves, and their families out of poverty while further supporting local businesses. By seeking to form a union, they are helping to revitalize a labor movement that represents all workers. Will you stand up with us?

Are you a fast-food worker? Sign up here.

 

Do you want to stand in solidarity with fast-food workers? Sign up here.

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  • commented 2015-03-25 20:47:57 -0400
    Adam Smith, economist and philosopher, in The Wealth of Nations ; Quote: Wherever there is great poverty there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many.

    Plutarch, historian of ancient Greece ; Quote: An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

    Another Widening Gap: The Haves vs. the Have-Mores ; http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11

    My top plan has nothing to do with taxing these parasites at all. If the conservative theory is that the best way to get people up and working is to strip them of all their creature comforts, LET’S START WITH THE RICH. Let’s start with the richest people in society. Take all their money and place it back into the public commons where they siphoned it from in the 1st place, then put them out on the street and let’s see what happens! If the conservative theory is right and privation is really what gets someone working, then those rich people will immediately turn from indolent slobs into incredibly productive citizens. Only then will the notion that the rich are simply disguised with a conservative facade be mitigated.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-01 20:01:00 -0500
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