Monday, December 2, 2013

Fast Food Workers Rally in Augusta

Fast food workers are going out on another national strike this Thursday, December 5 -- this time in many more cities than ever before. They're asking us to support them at lunch break rallies across the country -- including in Augusta. Click here for locations.

This is history being made right in front of our eyes.
Don't stand on the sidelines. Be able to say you were a part of it at the beginning by signing up to attend a lunchtime rally right now in Augusta.

The rally will be held this Thursday December 5 from 12:30 to 1PM, at a fast food restaurant in your city. We expect these rallies to attract local media attention as part of the national fast food strike story, which will be a huge boost to the movement in your area.

These workers are taking an enormous risk -- for all of us. Now they're asking us to help them show the corporations and the media that this movement growing fast -- with strikes in more cities than ever, and rallies by fast food customers and community supporters for the first time.

Fast Food workers are striking for America. If millions of Fast Food workers win their fight for a living wage, that helps to restore and protect the whole middle class by pushing up all our wages.

A whopping 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor. In that way, Americans are paying about $7 billion dollars a year directly toward corporate fast food profits, according to a recent report from the University of California, Berkeley, Labor Center. It’s outrageous and it has to stop.

Everyone said the labor movement was dead, and that low wage workers scattered across thousands of small workplaces would never be able to organize. Now they're doing what industrial workers did two generations ago by organizing millions at time, winning things like the weekend and the 8-hour day, and creating the modern middle class.

Fast food workers are fighting for our future.

Murshed Zaheed, Deputy Political Director

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