National Fast Food Strike Day Is Upon Us. Go Eat Some Fast Food.
Via MSNBC: “Fast food workers staged a nationwide strike across dozens of American cities on Thursday morning, demanding a $15 per hour wage and the right to form a union. The strike, which is believed to be the largest in the industry’s history, included work stoppages in regions of the country which had never seen concentrated fast food labor activism before. Roughly 50 cities are affected by the strikes. Cities that have struck before and are striking again include New York, Chicago, St.Louis, Seattle, and Detroit. But far more cities are experiencing their first strike ever, including cities from Hartford, Conn., to Dallas, Texas, to Berkeley Calif.”
Don’t have much to say about this. $15/ per hour seems a bit high for fast food and a union probably isn’t happening with the turnover that happens in the industry. Strike all you want, but I still want my chicken sandwiches and soft tacos.