1. Fast-food workers all across the country are striking today, demanding their wages be increased to $15.
FOX 5 Atlanta
NOW: Fast-food workers turn up the heat, walk out in ATL for wage hike to $15. @CarolynRyanTV http://t.co/R2W2hNNARs
2. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fast food employees on average make about $9 an hour.
#829strikehartford hanging out with some fast food workers who want $15 and a union
3. If the minimum wage was increased to $10.50, fast-food costs would rise about 2.7%, which would in turn increase menu costs slightly.
Fast food workers fight for $15 per/hr. Currently on ave most make little more than $9 per/hr.
4. The National Retail Federation called the strikes “theater” orchestrated by unions for unions.
Fast food workers and people from labor groups (50 total) striking outside Dunkin Donuts for $15/hr
5. Workers from chains McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and KFC are all part of the strike, with some retailers like Macy’s, Sears, and Victoria’s Secret joining in.
Fast-food workers set to stage walkouts today in dozens of cities including #SanDiego: http://t.co/Ku8pKrtHpe
6. A key piece of the protests is also about the right to organize, with most fast-food workers currently being non-union.
Dozens of fast food workers marched this morning in South LA. Want $15 an hour and right to unionize.
7. The timing of the strike isn’t by accident either, with most striking employees giving Labor Day a deadline for the desired changes.
#Denver joined the nat’l movement today of fast food workers asking for $15 an hour. About 50 at McD’s in Northglenn
8. The effectiveness of the strikes is questionable. New York City fast-food workers went on strike in April with similar demands. In July workers around the country also held a one-day strike.
Fast food workers in Indy protesting for higher wages. Want $15/hr. say they can’t live on what they’re making.
9. The protests happening in Southern cities are especially important, since the South tends to be anti-union.
40-thousand fast food workers in Denver join national strike. Watch my live report on Fox31 in 15 min. @kdvr
10. McDonald’s budgeting website, released in July, explaining that McDonald’s employees need to work more than one job to meet a living wage, has only made things worse.
#Chicago fast food, retail workers call for $15 living wage #Fightfor15
Should fast-food workers get $15 an hour? #raleigh #durham http://t.co/XCAqPOhd3B
12. Unfortunately for the striking fast-food workers, though, it doesn’t appear as though public opinion is on their side, either.
To the fast food workers wanting $15 an hour: I believe the phrase “snowball’s chance in hell” describes the likelihood of that happening./ Via
neone who is not running 1 of these fast food joints or hasnt had 15 yrs in the same one and believes they deserve $15 don’t deserve minwage/ Via
But I still don’t agree with paying fast food workers (non management) $15/hr. #FastFoodStrike/ Via