Fast food workers and supporters to have presence at every big burger outlet in the city, with major lines at busiest locations
With substantial boycott lines in multiple locations throughout the day and a presence outside every big burger outletduring the lunch rush, fast food workers, fast food customers, and other $15 for Seattle supporters will make sure the whole city hears to call to Boycott McPoverty and support Thursday’s one-day boycott of poverty wages at McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s.
Bositerous boycott lines will be mounted outside numerous restaurants from end to end of the city during their busiest times (listed below). There will also be a boycott presence at all 25 big burger chain outlets across the city during the lunch rush.
BREAKFAST: 7:15 am: McDonald’s – First Hill (1122 Madison St). Note: this restaurant recently won an award from McDonald’s for having the greatest amount of breakfast business in the area.
EARLY LUNCH: 11:15 am: Wendy’s - Lake City (11744 Lake City Way NE) 11:15 am: McDonald’s - University Village (5146 25th Ave NE) 11:15 am: Burger King - Ballard (1432 NW Market St) 11:15 am: Wendy’s - Mt Baker (2543 Rainier Ave S)
LATE LUNCH: 1:15 pm: McDonald's - Downtown (3rd & Pine)
DINNER: 5:15 pm: McDonald's - West Seattle/Admiral District (3003 California Ave SW)
- Almost everyone eats fast food, and higher-income people actually eat fast food more often that poor people — only 4% of people say they “never” eat fast food, and 51% of people with incomes above $75,000 report they eat fast food weekly, compared to only 39% of people with incomes below $20,000. (A full-time worker paid the current Washington State minimum wage would have an income of $19,385/year.)
- Thousands of people publicly pledged to Boycott McPoverty on Thursday — no surprise given that a recent poll found that a remarkable 68% of Seattle voters say they support a $15/hour minimum wage. (Full polling memo from EMC Research available online.)
- Organizations endorsing the call to Boycott McPoverty include Working Washington, Fifteen Now, Good Jobs Seattle, Martin Luther King County Labor Council, OneAmerica, People’s Institute NW, SEIU 775NW, SEIU 1199NW, Teamsters 117, Tyree Scott Freedom School, and Washington CAN.
Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: firstname.lastname@example.org