Labor Day 9.4.17 Strike

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9.4.17 LABOR DAY STRIKE

What a day! Fast food workers across the Twin Cities metro area walked out on strike demanding $15, the right to organize and much more. Check out a full report below…

5:30 – 7:30am Action at McD’s, 7th St W, St. Paul

The crowd gathered early for an action with plenty of art and music to liven up the morning

10 Chairs Exercise, exploring the history of division of wealth in the U.S.

The crowd then gathered to hear from striking workers

As well as many community allies, including

U.S. Representative Keith Ellison

St. Paul City Council Member

St. Paul Regional Labor Federation President, Bobby Kasper

Lady Midnight, performing two beautiful songs

8:00 – 10:00am Mini-Actions

The crowd then led a series of actions around St. Paul and Minneapolis standing up for $15 and enforcement, including:

A rally outside of St. Paul City Hall calling for $15 in St. Paul

An action at Home Depot in NE Minneapolis supporting contracted retail janitors

An action at Burger King in South Minneapolis Clara Parra demanding that the company respect workers’ right to earned sick and safe time by tracking workers’ hours and putting up posters informing workers of their rights. And they posted it!!!

And finally a celebration of winning $15 in Minneapolis, and the launch of the campaign to ensure strong enforcement of $15 and earned sick and safe time in Minneapolis.