While the fast food industry rakes in a whopping $200 billion a year in profits, fast-food workers are living in poverty, often making impossible choices between putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their heads.
But this week as we commemorate MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, thousands of fast-food workers in 35 cities will be going out on strike for a fair $15 an hour. Join EBASE and 600 workers and community supporters in a mass strike action:
Wheres-the-Beef 4Right now, fast food workers make as little as $8 an hour and can’t even afford the poor nutrition served up at the chains they work at, let alone fresh fruits and vegetables. Many are on food stamps and other government programs just to stay afloat. Translation: Taxpayers are spending our hard earned money to subsidize the $200 billion fast food industry.
Let’s send a message to the fast food chains: “Where’s the beef?” Workers need more to sustain themselves, their families, and our communities!