Saturday, May 11, 2013

SEIU on strike in Motown


Dear Jim,
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.
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.
In solidarity,
Keith Bullard
Detroit Resident and McDonald’s Worker

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