Sign the petition and commit to standing with Fast Food Forward
Or show up for Fast Food Workers in the AFTERNOON on Monday, July 29th
11:30AM NW corner of Fulton & Adams Sts. Brooklyn
11:30 AM Corner of Gold & Fulton Sts. Manhattan
2:45PM 14th St. Steps Union Square Manhattan
Since workers went on strike in April, more and more reasons to organize have come to light.
84% of New York fast food workers reported experiencing wage theft at some point in the past year and the New York Attorney General and New York City Council have taken note of the rampant wage theft in the industry.
McDonald’s workers, forced to work in a hot kitchen without air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave, walked off the job until their safety was ensured.
And on top of all of this, living on $7.25 in New York City isn’t getting any easier. The Economic Policy Institute recently release a family budget calculator that demonstrated a single parent with one child needs to make $67,153 a year to make it in New York City–far more than the $10,000 to $18,000 average annual salary of fast food workers.
On July 24th, fast food workers from across New York City bravely announced that they are going on strike for the third time and asked the community to have their backs.
Since publicly launching their campaign, workers report winning a series of workplace victories, including raises, more hours, and most recently, a repaired air conditioner on the hottest day of the year. But despite these victories, workers are still facing unlawful practices in response to their organizing, including terminations, reduction of hours, threats of retaliation and many other unlawful actions intended to discourage employees from organizing but workers aren’t giving up the fight.