Below is an important message from Stephanie Sanders, a McDonald's Worker from Milwaukee who joined hundreds of retail and fast food workers who walked off the job this morning in Milwaukee.
Today, fast food and retail workers in Milwaukee went on strike. We're fighting for a living wage, $15 an hour, and for the right to form a union without retaliation. As people who know what it's like to struggle to make ends meet, my coworkers and I were inspired by other walkouts in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit - and like them we're taking action to fight for a better life.
Stand with the us.
Roughly 65 percent of the jobs added since the recession have been low-wage ones, and - unfortunately - the Economic Policy Institute projects that one-in-four workers will be in low-wage jobs by 2020. Fast food and retail outlets are the new factory floors, and like thousands of workers before us, we are organizing to demand better pay and conditions.
Join the worker uprising sweeping the country.
Companies like McDonald's make billions while workers like me struggle to get by on $7.25. By taking a stand for ourselves, we're laying the groundwork a more prosperous future for Milwaukee. We all deserve a good job - please support those of us fighting to make our's better.