Low Pay is Not OK is the slogan the fast food workers’ movement is using as it goes global (tomorrow) May 15. Fast food workers in the U.S. and on every continent where McDonald’s operates will be standing up for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without intimidation.
On Twitter, the campaign is known by the hash tag #FastFoodGlobal
The workers say that profitable fast food companies can afford to give workers a decent wage and respect their right to form a union.
In the United States salaries at McDonald’s range from $6 to $12 an hour with the average of $9 an hour. The exception is for a certified swing manager who can earn $13 an hour.
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While tomorrow's action centers on McDonald's, it's useful to remember that the top eight fast food chains – McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco
Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s – together made $7.35 billion in
profit last year, yet they continue to pay poverty wages.
While we're on the subject of minimum wage, Interfaith Worker Justice has a handy link for you to urge your representative in Congress and your two senators to support an increase in the minimum wage.