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Today, 4pm, Times Square: Support Striking Fast Food Workers!

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 29, 2012, 1 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: labor, fast food forward, fastfoodfwd, nyc, living wage

picket line in front of mcdonalds

Today across NYC, fast food workers walked off the job and joined festive picket lines, calling for a living wage, fair working conditions, and a union. You can find out more, including how to support their efforts, at Fastfoodforward.org. For live updates on Twitter, use #fastfoodfwd. Also, today at 4pm, join us for a rally in Times Square to show support in person!

via 99 Pickets Brigade

From Walmart to fast food, low wage workers are standing up and demanding more!

Today, NYC fast food workers from dozens of stores, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Papa John’s are walking out, in a historic one day strike for a fair unionization process, decent wages, reasonable scheduling, paid sick days and an end to retaliation.

Organizers from New York Communities for Change have been meeting with workers for months, and now workers are standing up and demanding respect at their jobs.

Put these multi-billion dollar corportations on notice: these workers do not stand alone.

Thursday, Nov. 29th
4:00 pm Rally at the Times Square McDonald's
220 West 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Ave.)

Friday, Nov. 30th
Show solidarity with striking workers as they go back to for work. Collective action is protected under U.S. labor law, and the workers are asking the community to be on-site at fast food locations around the city to support them as they return to the job.

Sign up for a shift on Friday by RSVPing to gfries@unitedny.org. Two shifts are available: 5:30am-8:30am and 9:30am-12:30pm. Meet-up locations are all over the city, including Manhattan (310 W. 43rd St.) and Brooklyn (2-4 Nevins).

Save the Date: Thursday, Dec. 6

workers picket line at a mcdonalds - via @united_ny

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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (19197) 1 year ago

A living wage is one of the central things we need to accomplish. There is no humanity in an economic system that allows full time workers to live in poverty. We must end the exploitation of workers by corporations whose profits are at an all time high. How we value labor must be changed drastically and profits must be made subordinate to the well being of people.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

'What's Outrageous? POVERTY WAGES!' Yes and thanks for this excellent news item post. Never Give Up! Advocate for a Living Wage. Occupy The Issues!

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Labor pressure creating progress.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/nyregion/quinn-agrees-to-negotiate-on-paid-sick-leave.html?_r=0

This agreement to talk is slow progress and possible victory. Keep up the pressure.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

'How we value labor must be changed drastically and profits must be made subordinate to the well being of people.' - from beautifulworld's excellent comment on this thread. Thank you for your interesting links and also see - http://occupywallst.org/article/mobilize-striking-fast-food-workers/#comments Never Give Up! Keep Occupying Solidarity!!

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

Put 'the movement' back in The Labor Movement - http://www.labornotes.org/ ! Thank you for yet another excellent link and I'll also quote BW with - 'There is no humanity in an economic system that allows full time workers to live in poverty. We must end the exploitation of workers by corporations whose profits are at an all time high.' Never Give Up Striving For A 'BW' For All! Occupy Wall Street! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

For 30 years we were fed the disaster that the service economy is the future and accepted the below poverty level wages.

Time to correct that injustice. Last week I protested with fast foodworkers demanding $15 hr wages. I've seen occupy, & Sen Warren call for $20hr wages.

Some increaseis comin but it won't be enough so much work lays ahead of us.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

'A living wage is one of the central things we need to accomplish.' and thereby also completes my full quotation of BW's comment on this thread! Contrast the OP with - http://www.nationofchange.org/where-s-cop-wall-street-beat-1365599175 Never Give Up Striving For A More Just Society! Occupy Solidarity! :)

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Action Alert: Workers fighting to end austerity

http://nysaflcio.org/protectourfuture/

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago
[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3280) 1 year ago

Struggle is the nature of OWS' work! Never Give Up! Occupy The Issues!!!

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Solidarity.

[-] 1 points by tankcoil (37) 1 year ago

The great achievement of the 1% below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20543483

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Support workers wrongfully terminated.

http://nysaflcio.org/illegally-fired/

FYI

[-] 1 points by ivyquinn (167) 1 year ago

Great post!

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

MY PEOPLE!!! About damn time.

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[-] 0 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 1 year ago

If the American people ever came together and that is a big if.We could boycott one large bank one fast food factory one box store one oil company .Than change might begin.I do not see this happening because human nature is selfish and corporations use our stupidity against us.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Action Alert We are still marching for workers.

http://www.organizing20.org/organizingnewyork/

Organize in your city.

[-] -3 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 1 year ago

Thanks.I will be gettin the boot shortly.The Queen of Occupi has determined that I must go.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Have you misbehaved.?

[-] -1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 1 year ago

I just do not think people should be allowed to call others names.Our self appointed Queen does this on a regular basis when people have a differnt opinion.So no more than she has.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

I have found that name calling is allowed in the name of respecting free speech.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I just do not think people should be allowed to call others names.

REALLY ?

Our self appointed Queen

Seems you have difficulty in comprehension of your own actions - Hey?

[-] 0 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 1 year ago

No I know what my actions are.I also know that this has been a pattern.I also know that I do not follow the rules of a self imposed Queen/dictator.Ithought Occupy was against that.I noticed that if an opinion was not in line with what the pig belived that person is a target.I myself have been union for close to forty years.Therefore I can not stand any selfimportant person.Everyone should have a voice without having to be called names etc.I know what my actions are.I also know that I would get the boot out.Fact is this person does the same thing and does not.So we call those people Pigs.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

So - how many times to date have you been booted? You do realize that this is a pro OWS OCCUPY site? And That would mean that attackers would be given a very dim view and an escort to the door?

[-] -1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 1 year ago

I realize that I never attacked Occupy.I realize that I have very progressive views on most subjects.I realize that I do not have to follow the rules of a self imposed Queen.I realize that when people attack me I will refrain.But for only so long.I have been to the marches when in the city.I also realized I would get the boot.Not to big a deal for calling a sow a sow.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Still here ? Wow - no fickle finger of fate has smite'd you as of yet?

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[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Support lowwage workers.

Reminder!! this problem still exists!!

http://www.fastfoodforward.org/en/petition/

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

More pressure on ALL pols for worker rights to paid sick days!

http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7625

Please sign the petition.

[-] -2 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 1 year ago

Any highly paid union leadership out in front of this?Where are the big boys ?Must be out to lunch on our dime again.Thank God for grass roots or nothing would get done.The fat boys will show up if this gets a lot of attention and nation wide traction.Heavy media coverage will bring them out,Unless they are instructed otherwise.