Boycott Seattle burger chains on Feb 20

Seattle fast food workers have called for a citywide boycott of the big burger chains — McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s — on February 20th in support of a $15 an hour wage that boosts the economy and lifts workers out of poverty.

Join us: Pack your lunch, spread the word, and show support for $15 for Seattle by pledging to Boycott McPoverty on February 20th. (Ready to do more? Sign up to join us on a boycott line in your neighborhood to help reach out directly to customers about the big burger boycott.)

For Brittany, who works at a Seattle McDonald’s, “making minimum wage means I cannot afford daycare, healthcare, or my own place for me & my daughter. Instead we live with 7 other people in a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment.”

That’s why Brittany has joined the call to Boycott McPoverty on February 20th.

We can’t sustain a healthy economy when multi-billion-dollar corporations pay workers less than it takes to support themselves. After all, you can contribute a whole lot more to the economy on $15 an hour than you can on $9.32 — and consumer spending is what drives the economy.

But even though they take in billions of dollars a year, the big three burger joints — McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King — pay wages that leave fast food workers in McPoverty.

That needs to change.

And that’s why we’re boycotting McPoverty on February 20th.

RSVP to our Facebook event to let your friends and family know about the big burger boycott.

Tell the Port Commissioners to stand with the SeaTac community

Looks like Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle Commissioners don’t care about what voters say.
The voters of SeaTac, by passing Proposition 1 the Good Jobs Initiative, have said that every airport job should be a good job. But now Alaska Airlines is trying to take that away.

Tell the Port Commissioners to stop helping Alaska try to take away good jobs.

Effective January 1st, Proposition 1 ensures paid sick days, $15/hour minimum wages, and tip protection for more than 6000 poverty-wage workers in and around our airport.

Alaska Airlines is banking record profits, but they’re suing to take good jobs away from the workers who serve their customers.

And now the Port of Seattle — a public agency — is supporting Alaska’s attempt to take away good jobs from our community. One bizarre reason they are floating is that the airport should be exempt from the law. Yeah, it makes no sense.

Send a message to our elected Port Commissioners telling them to support our community, stand on the right side of history, and stop helping Alaska try to take away good jobs.

The people of SeaTac have spoken. They want workers in and around the airport to have $15/hr, tip protection and paid sick days.The Port Commissioners need to stand with their community and stop trying to carve out special exemptions where the law doesn’t apply.

http://bit.ly/portcommissioners

The long march for a $15/hr minimum wage

Last Thursday, on one of the coldest days in years, more than 100 fast food workers & community allies marched all the way from SeaTac to Seattle City Hall for $15 an hour — that’s 13+ miles and the temperature never got above freezing.

A day-long march in the bone-chilling cold may sound pretty rough, but it was actually a great time. Don’t believe it? Check read our travel-log style write up or checkout out the video highlights:

Fast food workers led the all-day march to trace the path from the first big victory for the $15 movement in SeaTac to our next destination: Seattle City Hall. And we got there with spirit, enthusiasm, and even light-up signs. (Seriously. There are photos.)

Our march for $15 was big news. How big? Every local TV & radio outlet showed up, and we were on The Seattle Times front pagetwice.

This quote from a KING 5 anchor pretty much sums it up:

“The $15 minimum wage fever is spreading to Seattle, and these activists have the momentum.”

Exactly.

Just a month after the November elections, our march served notice that we expect city officials to follow through on the commitments they’ve made to support $15/hour.

Now let’s keep the momentum going: help spread the word by sharing our video on Facebook and letting your friends know why you support striking poverty and raising Seattle with $15/hour pay.