Fast Food Strike Action for 15 - Minneapolis Needs a Raise!

When Fast Food workers in New York went on strike in 2013, a $15/hour minimum wage seemed radical. Now, $15 is winning across the country, recently in both California and New York states. On April 14, Fast Food workers in the Twin Cities will go on strike as part of a national Fight For 15 day of action. The bold actions of fast-food workers are part of a wider movement to win $15 for all workers.

Today, low wage work exists in every industry and economic sector. A 2015 National Employment Law Project (NELP) Study showed that more than half of all auto-workers, air transport workers, warehouse workers and manufacturing workers now make under $15/hour. Wages for public employees and many construction jobs have been gutted. These are sectors that have traditionally provided living wage jobs to working class families.

The Twin Cities are home to 17 Fortune 500 companies – the highest concentration in the country – yet also the worst racial inequities in the nation. But despite a year of escalating protests and strikes for $15 and 82% support for a $15 an hour minimum wage (according to a poll by the Feldman Group), the mayor and city council majority have refused to raise wages. That’s why 15 Now is putting a $15 ballot initiative to voters this November, to place the decision in the hands of working people and those most affected by poverty wages.

On April 14, let’s show City Hall and Big Business that we’re ready to win $15 in 2016. We’re building a movement that unites low-wage workers, activists, organized labor and community organizations, a movement demanding people over profits.

Minneapolis needs a raise -- will you join our political revolution to win $15 in 2016?

WHEN
April 14, 2016 at 4:15pm - 7:15pm
WHERE
Lake St McDonald's
210 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Eva Metz · (443) 834-2870
34 RSVPS
Mike Griffin Rebecca Church Jesse Mortenson Ginger Jentzen Claire Thiele Eva Metz Kristiana Wright Robin Wonsley Nichole Buehler Kevin Chavis Cameron Thomas Foster Marjaan Sirdar Arianna Feldman Lennox Thornswood Andrea Pittel Kim Jones s all good, man Christian Engen Nathan Paulsen Edwina Patterson Chris Anderson Rodney Anderson Claudio Rivera Val Solovjovs Steven Smith Bertha Daniels Eric Skog Patrick Roberts Gabriel Keller Laura Harringa Sheila McMahon Zachary Laskaris David Young Jacquie Henderson

Who's RSVPing

Mike Griffin
Rebecca Church
Jesse Mortenson
Ginger Jentzen
Claire Thiele
Eva Metz
Kristiana Wright
Robin Wonsley
Nichole Buehler
Kevin Chavis
Cameron Thomas Foster
Marjaan Sirdar
Arianna Feldman
Lennox Thornswood
Andrea Pittel
Kim Jones
s all good, man
Christian Engen
Nathan Paulsen
Edwina Patterson
Chris Anderson
Rodney Anderson
Claudio Rivera
Val Solovjovs
Steven Smith
Bertha Daniels
Eric Skog
Patrick Roberts
Gabriel Keller
Laura Harringa

Will you come?