For Immediate Release
McDonald’s Worker and Fight for $15 Leader on May 1 General Strike
In support of workers leading the May 1 General Strike, Los Angeles McDonald’s workers and Fight for $15 leader Anggie Godoy issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON - “Workers going on strike May 1 have the full support of the Fight for $15. Walking off the job is never an easy decision, but we know first-hand that it also gets results: By standing up and going on strike for $15 an hour and union rights, we have won $62 billion in raises for 22 million people across America. The brave workers striking on May 1 are sending a powerful message that every person who lives and works in this country deserves to have their basic rights respected. The Fight for $15 supports them, and will stand with them every step of the way."
To support workers walking off their jobs today, the Fight for $15 released a guide explaining how to legally strike. Check out the guide here.
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