Fast Food Workers To Protest At McDonald's In Brainerd

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Local fast food workers said they will join a nationwide push to raise their wages by holding a protest at the Brainerd McDonald's.


Officials said, "As fast food workers across the nation prepare a new wave of strikes to raise their wages, Chattanooga service industry workers, along with Occupy Chattanooga, Chattanooga for Workers and Move to Amend Chattanooga, will hold a demonstration against poverty wages and in support of the workers’ call for a $15 per hour wage floor for fast food jobs and the right to form a union without retaliation."

The protest will be Thursday at noon at the corner of Brainerd Road and Moore Road.

The group said, "A growing number of consumers and ordinary families are concerned that attempts by corporations in the fast food industry to hold down wages are slowing down the economy.

"As thousands of fast-food workers go on strike from coast to coast, fast-food workers, community and labor groups and faith leaders in Chattanooga will join the strikers’ call for wages that allow them to afford the basics, put money back into their local economies and no longer be forced onto public assistance programs to make ends meet.

"This demonstration in Chattanooga will be one of many actions in cities across the country in support of the fast-food worker movement that started with 200 workers striking in New York City a year ago. The movement has grown steadily since then, with strikes spreading to seven cities in the spring and fast-food workers in 60 cities going on strike on Aug. 29."




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