"Federal Way is just the beginning" as major day of action is underway: Next stop — Olympia on Strike

Olympia workers strike for $15
TODAY — 10:45 am
Capital Mall Olive Garden and other chains
2400 Capital Mall Way, Olympia

At 8:00 am, Federal Way fast food workers kicked off today's actions in style, with dozens occupying the Federal Way McDonald's & Burger King to share stories about why they need $15/hour & better working conditions. Next stop is the Olympia strikelines!

Photos & brief B-roll available on dropbox:

Support was incredibly strong: passing cars and trucks honked and waved, and even customers spoke out in support. One man who had just eaten at McDonald's wished workers luck, and urged us on: "A mountain moves one rock at a time," he said.

Eric Taylor works at McDonald's in Federal Way: "Today," he said "we're going to fight.

Jackiie works two fast food jobs, clocking 70 hours a week. For her it's simple: "We can't be living like this."

And David from McDonald's broke it down clearly: "We run these places. We deserve to make a living."

Events continue all day long, culminating 2 pm in downtown Seattle. Follow along online:


on twitter at @workingwa and #JustTheBeginning