Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT —
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Fast food workers in Atlanta are rising up to call for a living wage of $15 per hour, dignity on the job, and the right to form a union.
Join Atlanta Jobs with Justice and the Atlanta Workers Organizing Committee for a mobilization of fast food workers and community allies standing for workers rights, human dignity, and economic justice. We are inviting community members, labor leaders, political leaders, distinguished clergy members and all volunteers to attend this historic event.
The fast food is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, but is also one of the lowest paying industries. Fast food workers are typically paid between $10,000 and $18,000/year, less than half what it costs to support a family in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. This is not enough for workers to afford basic needs like food, clothing, and rent.
The Fast Food Industry (McDonald's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A) is a booming industry that accounts for over $200 BILLION in profits. They should pay their hard working employees enough to cover the necessities and support their families. This is the main reason why fast food workers are joining together nationwide to demand a livable wage and protection from unlawful treatment.
Transportation and free parking is available at IBEW Building (501 Pulliam St SW Atlanta, GA) starting at 3:30 PM.
Do you or someone you know work at a fast food restaurant? Contact Jawair at 305.205.9131 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.