Sunday, March 22, 2015

April 15 Fight For $15 Rally

On April 15, there will be the largest protest for the Fight for $15. The protest by fast food and retail workers will stage what organizers say will be the largest low-wage worker protest in modern history. The planned rallies, to be held nationwide (and should be worldwide) will be part of the ongoing movement of wage slaves demanding $15 a hour living wage, which should be $18 to $24 had it kept up with inflation, and the right to form a union. At a time when corporate profits are higher than ever before and productivity is at an all-time high, wage slaves are asking why their wages are stagnate, especially in the fast food and retail industries. One reason is that they have no union, and second they have not asked or forced the corporations to pay more and the corporations never will raise wages or provide benefits unless forced to do so. The April 15 tax-day strike, the Fightfor$15, will be backed by the Service Employees International Union. The movement has already won victories, including minimum wage increases in dozens of cities and states, and a huge landmark decision from the National Labor Relations Board that could hold chains like McDonalds responsible for their franchisees’ labor law violations. All wage slaves and retail workers are invited to rally alongside workers. To find out more about the labor action check out: http://strikefastfood.org The lies the conservative are using, with regard to Seattle, to dissuade an increase in minimum wage are dispelled in this article: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/03/18/3635571/seattle-restaurant-ragnarok-not-actually-happening/