Focus: HOPE


1200 Oakman Blvd


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Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 10-11am
Focus: HOPE
As part of a major national news story about Thursday's strikes, local supporter rallies will attract local press coverage -- which gets the word out to workers in your area. This is part of how the movement is spreading. Simply click "Attend" below to sign up, or "Help organize" if you'd like to help make signs, reach out to press or do turnout.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 8-9am
Focus: HOPE
After a fun black Friday Wal-Mart rally yesterday with good press coverage and a big victory in Seattle with SEATAC $15/hr referendum that passed for all workers, we're tightening the pressure on the fast food industry and it's poverty wages for people. This Thursday, 8am we're having breakfast at Focus Hope with a major rally/action afterwards upon the fast food industry. This Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 A.M. Good Jobs Now is having a breakfast in behalf of Detroit's fast food workers at Focus Hope, 1200 Oakman Blvd., Detroit. Details attached. (The West Conference room is in Focus Hope's Center for Advanced Technologies Building) After breakfast we will head to various rally locations. We aren't mentioning the restaurants where we will be rallying before strike day in order to protect the workers at those spots. Actions will begin at 9:30/10:00 AM. Jobs with Justice and the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO's Bernie's Brigade are asking you to join the support crowd for an hour and then help us drop fliers on residents' doors nearby so there's a second (or first) hit on their consciousness to the cause. This handout reads as follows: ____________________________________________________________________________ Hey, what's all that fuss about at McDonald's (Wendy's and Burger King and Taco Bell and KFC)? Fast food workers in Detroit and 59 other states are doing what autoworkers did in Detroit and Flint almost 80 years ago. They're getting together to demand a living wage and better working conditions. But all they do is flip burgers. And McDonald’s CEO is making $8.8 million a year for all that burger flipping. They say the workers are demanding $15 an hour. McDonald’s (Wendy's and Burger King, not the other guys) will have to charge $15 for a hamburger. A small carry-out burger and chicken sandwich spot in Dearborn Heights called “Moo Cluck Moo” is already paying its workers $15 an hour and their big-sized burgers only cost $5. If they can do it, why can't these major fast food chains do the same? What makes these burger flippers think they deserve $15 an hour? Every worker deserves a living wage. A full-time job should be a step out of poverty, not a permanent foot in it. If fast food workers get paid more, that means more money coming into their communities and everybody benefits from that, even McDonald's and Wendy's and Burger King and Taco Bell and KFC. Well, you got a point there. How can I help? Whenever you see a picket line at McDonald’s or Wendy’s or Burger King or Taco Bell, join it or at least don't buy anything from that place on that day. When you go, tell the fast food manager you believe the workers there should be better paid. Spread the word. Detroit is still a union town That means we still care about other people. We still have each other's back and we still fight for all. Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice & Metro AFL-CIO’s “Bernie’s Bridgade”