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.”
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.
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