Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fight for 15

This week marked the 2-year anniversary of the first fast food worker strikes in New York City demanding $15 per hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. Since then the movement has spread to over 150 cities across the United States, including Rochester. 
Poverty wages have plagued our community for too long. Rochester is the 5th poorest city in the country, and if everything continues as it is now the city will continue to get poorer. It's time to make a significant change. Fortunately, we've got some leaders to look to - fast food workers.
Today workers in Rochester  strike again. These are our leaders: low wage workers standing up and refusing to accept poverty wages any longer.  Hundreds of people showed up in support of these courageous workers, including Pride at Work!

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