#StrikeFastFood Rocks the Twin Cities!
Thousands of fast food workers in over 190 cities around the country walked out on strike on December 4th, demanding $15 and union rights. Here in the Twin Cities, workers started bright and early at 6am with a protest at the McDonald’s in Uptown Minneapolis.
18% of Minnesotans are people of color. 30% of food service workers and 38% of homecare workers are people of color.
In two hours, the CEO of McDonald’s makes more than the average McDonald’s worker makes in an entire year.
Fast food workers and their families from all over the Twin Cities metro area joined the strike actions
Workers were joined by many community allies, including
Home healthcare workers
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges
Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Bender
(Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano…pic to come soon)
Minneapolis City Council Member Jacob Frey
Interfaith Worker Justice Board member Doug Mork
Workers Dignity from Tennessee
Striking fast food workers began each action with a gesture of solidarity with actions around the country regarding the Eric Gardner grand jury decision. Following the second action, several hundred community members who are part of the #ShutItDown movement marched from the Burger King to take Interstate 35, shutting down the highway for over an hour. People are rising all over the world, demanding workplace justice and racial justice!