During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.
The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.
ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.
Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.
Disabled workers at Goodwill Industries have an on-line petition (by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) demanding decent wages from the charity.