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To: WENDY’S, MCDONALD’S, BURGER KING, DOMINO’S, DUNKIN’ DONUTS AND ALL FAST FOOD CHAINS
Tell fast food chains not to retaliate against employees on strike
It's time to give every worker everywhere a chance to survive and thrive. Paying fast food workers a living wage will not only do that – it will also improve our economy and create jobs when folks have money to buy the goods and services they need.
I stand with striking fast food workers across the country. We urge you not to retaliate against employees who are walking off their jobs because they've had enough of not being able to make ends meet on minimum wage, or barely more, while the corporations we work for make huge profits.
Why is this important?
I've been ready to go on strike for a long time now.
And this morning, I did - along with hundreds of other fast food employees in New York City. We walked off our jobs because we've had enough of not being able to make ends meet on minimum wage, or barely more, while the corporations we work for make huge profits.
And we're not alone. Just this morning, fast food workers in St. Louis and Kansas City walked off their jobs too, and more strikes are on the way.
It makes a huge difference when people like you stand with us. Shalonda Williams here in New York was temporarily fired from Wendy's after she went on a one-day strike – but because people like you had her back, she was reinstated that same day. That's what happens when we stand together.
Shalonda is like so many of us fast food workers across the country. She makes minimum wage. She has a 2-year-old son at home. She wants to work 40 hours a week, but gets 30 at most. And she can't make ends meet on the $230 or so she takes home each week.
The truth is, big fast food chains – Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, Domino's, Dunkin' Donuts and others – wish they could fire those of us who stand up for better pay. These companies want to take away workers' right to strike to limit workers' power and hold down wages. But people like you can stop them.
I've had it with fast food chains who are not paying workers to survive. I hope that you are also outraged that full-time workers can’t afford rent, food, transportation, or health care.
When I go back to work tomorrow, I want to know you have our backs in our fight to be able to work hard and pay my rent. Please sign your name in solidarity.
Tell fast food chains not to retaliate against employees on strike.