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The High Cost of Low Wages

  • 06 Nov 2013
  • 6:30 AM
  • NC Justice Center (224 S Dawson St, Raleigh)

The High Cost of Low Wages

Public Forum on fast food workers' fight for $15 and a union

Wednesday, November 6:  6:30p @ the NC Justice Center (224 S Dawson St, Raleigh)


Join fast food workers, community members, elected officials, and faith leaders as we continue to push forward the fight for justice!

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and other fast food restaurants are part of a $200 billion industry. Last year, McDonald's alone made $5.5 billion. Despite this, most people who work in these stores make minimum wage or slightly higher, even after having worked there for many years.

It's impossible to raise a family, put food on the table, keep a roof over your head, get adequate medical care, or maintain even a basic standard of living on these poverty wages.

Working as many hours as they can get at some of the world's largest corporations, many of the workers in these restaurants are forced to rely on public assistance to sustain themselves and their families. Rather than pay workers a living wage, the fast food industry uses the social safety net to subsidize their profits and poverty wages.

Join us to take a stand against the fast food industry forcing workers to live a life of poverty while they get rich, and what are some upcoming ways that you can continue to support fast food workers' fight for justice. $15 and a union now!

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