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May Day 2013: Oakland

Posted 11 years ago on May 1, 2013, 8:57 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: oakland, may day 2013, fight for 15

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Last year Burger King made $117,000,000 in profits. Walgreens made $253,000,000.

Hundreds of fast food workers in NYC & Chicago recently participated in a strike to demand $15/hr. It is time to bring the Fight for Fifteen campaign to Oakland.

We will gather at Oscar Grant Plaza at 14th St. & Broadway for a rally on Wed, May 1st at 5 PM for a rally followed by a noise demo march throughout downtown Oakland at 6 PM. There will be food at the rally and also after the march back at the Plaza.

With the cost of rent driven up by gentrification, plus childcare, healthcare and other bills, $8/hour is not enough to survive in Oakland. Mayor Jean Quan says Oakland is “rising” but the lowest paid workers, who are more likely to be people of color and women, are left behind.

$15/hr livable wage for all Oakland workers!

Expose the practices of corporations who thrive off of low wage labor.

And, as we all know, whatever they do in back east, we can do better in Oakland.

Contact: info@fightfor15oakland.org


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See also:
March for Immigrant and Worker Rights: Healthcare is Human Right Rally in San Francisco, 3-5pm

and follow @SfcommuneSF for information about the anti-capitalist march, building occupations, and midnight noise demo in the Bay Area!



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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

MayDay - 1st Wednesday of the month.

How appropriate that it is the day to test the public alert warning sirens.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Make it a minimum "living" wage - be sure to tie it to inflation so that it does not become substandard.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Keep-on Keeping-ON

A term people should get familiar with:

Democide - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide

A statement that people should get familiar with: