WEDNESDAY: MoveOn Members in Cities Nationwide Protest McDonald's in Support of Fast Food Workers Striking Over Low Wages

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 : brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com

WEDNESDAY: MoveOn Members in Cities Nationwide Protest McDonald's in Support of Fast Food Workers Striking Over Low Wages

MoveOn Members Join Striking Workers in NYC, LA, SF, Chicago and Seattle to Demand Higher Wages from Fast Food Companies After Report Finds Low Wage Jobs Cost Taxpayers 7 Billion Each Year

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, December 4, MoveOn members will be protesting at McDonald’s locations in five cities - Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and delivering a petition started by Low Pay is Not Okay on MoveOn.org’s petition platform. The petition, which is addressed to McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Subway, and has the support of nearly 50,000 MoveOn members, demands a $15/hour living wage for all fast food workers.

VIEW THE PETITION HERE: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-fast-food-swindle/

On Thursday, December 5, fast food workers across the country will go on strike, demanding that their employers - McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Subway - stop paying their employees poverty wages and starting paying a living wage of at least $15/hour.

PROTESTS/PETITION DELIVERIES PLANNED FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4:

In New York City, MoveOn members and concerned citizens will protest in support of fast food workers. The protest will take place at McDonald’s on 1560 Broadway Avenue, Manhattan, NY at 12:00 p.m. ET.

In Chicago, MoveOn members and concerned citizens will protest in support of fast food workers. The protest will take place at McDonald’s on 600 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL at 12:00 p.m. CT.

In San Francisco, MoveOn members and concerned citizens will protest in support of fast food workers. The protest will take place at McDonald’s on 235 Front Street, San Francisco, CA at 12:00 p.m. PT.

In Los Angeles, MoveOn members and concerned citizens will protest in support of fast food workers. The protest will take place at McDonald’s on 4166 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA at 12:00 p.m. PT.

In Seattle, MoveOn members and concerned citizens will protest in support of fast food workers. The protest will take place at McDonald’s on 20227 Ballinger Way NE in Seattle, WA at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The renewed focus on wages comes after a report released in October revealed that more than 52 percent of fast food workers rely on public assistance programs to put food on the table or see a doctor. In 2013, the crucial stop-gap benefits provided to underpaid workers costs taxpayers an more than $7 billion, while McDonald’s reported a profit of $5.5 billion.

For more information, or for interviews with local MoveOn members in the various cities, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

###

The MoveOn family of organizations brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.2 million members across America – from carpenters to stay-at-home moms to business leaders – we work together to realize the progressive promise of our country. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.

Share This Article

More in: