Take action against low pay
Posted December 02, 2013 in Press Releases
Clevelanders will stand with workers on Dec. 5 to raise fast-food worker wages and get the economy moving again. Protesters will gather at the McDonald’s on Memphis Avenue to speak out against poverty wages, support the call for a $15-per-hour wage floor for fast-food jobs, and defend people’s right to stick together in the workplace.
WHO: Local Fast-Food Workers, Cleveland Community and Labor Groups, Faith Leaders
WHERE: McDonald's, 5616 Memphis Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44144
WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Noon
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, workers, community and labor groups and faith leaders in Cleveland 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 rally 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.Download a flyer here.