This morning, I walked off my job at McDonald’s.
I’m a 29-year-old husband and a father of two. My wife can’t work because of health problems — and the $7.50 an hour I make at McDonald’s just isn’t enough to cover my family’s basic needs.
I’m not alone. All across Detroit, workers like me are on strike — from McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Dollar Tree, Little Caesar’s, Domino’s, Long John Silver’s and more.
Together, we’re launching the D15 campaign — for workers, for families and for Detroit — and standing up to the enormous corporations we work for to make sure they get a simple message: Workers like us should be paid a fair wage that lets us make ends meet.
My coworkers and I need as many folks standing with us as possible. Add your name to our petition today.
Your help really matters. We’re up against huge companies who are making billions — all while paying workers like me poverty wages (the minimum wage in Michigan is $7.40, and most workers make either that or just a tiny bit more).
Our campaign is about more than just me and my family. Paying workers like us a fair wage will also be good for Detroit — when we’re paid more, we’ll spend that money right here in the Motor City.
We're standing up and saying this injustice has to stop.
Detroit Resident and McDonald’s Worker