Seattle fast food workers have called for a one day, city-wide boycott of McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s on February 20th. Here’s why.
“I have two kids and a wife and I send money back home as well. What we are making now we can’t take care of ourselves. It’s tough and it gets tougher when they cut your hours. With little hours and making minimum wage I can’t take care of myself, much less take care of my family.” - Jose
“I live in a household with seven other people in a two bedroom, one bath house. I live in a room now with three people. I just think that if the minimum wage was raised I would be able to afford day to day stuff, maybe even move out on my own, and just live my life.” - Martina
“Both my parents have disabilities. I’m the only one bringing in income for the family. I am always taking extra shifts, but these companies that pay this low minimum wage just don’t understand how hard it is to make it. $15 an hour would change our lives.” - Alonna
“I’ve worked in fast food for five years. I’m a single mother. I live in a bad neighborhood and I’m trying to get out. I want to get out. It’s a struggle. It’s hard on this minimum wage. I’m living check to check. I want to get out.” - Crystal
Join us: Pack your lunch, spread the word, and show support for $15 for Seattle by pledging to Boycott McPoverty on February 20th.