They’re striking like hotcakes: in Bellevue and 150+ other cities across the country, fast food workers are out on strike early this morning — joined in support by homecare workers, airport workers, Walmart workers, and others, united under the same call for $15 and the right to organize that sparked the landmark victories for the $15 movement in SeaTac and Seattle.
Tony, a Bellevue fast food worker, joined the strike today for his grandmother, his whole family, and his whole community. "Join us, help us,” he says. "This is not just for us, it's for you too." Sylvia, a homecare worker, was there in support. "We all need living wages!” she told the crowd. "Fast food, retail, homecare, all of us!” Ali, another fast food worker, added his voice as well: "We need $15 so we can go to school or even afford to just live."
Community support was strong too, with dozens of trucks buses & cars honking in support. We even brought an electronic sign to show messages of support that are coming in online!
Fast food strikes & rallies in our state spread next to Aberdeen, Kent, and Olympia. The day culminates at the State Capitol, with a 1:30 pm hearing on minimum wage, followed by a rally at the State Capitol building
Fast food workers, airport workers, and homecare workers unite for $15
TODAY, December 4, 2014
Gather at 3:30 pm. Program scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm
State Capitol Building, Olympia
Follow live updates at #strikepoverty.