by Neil Sardana
The fastest growing jobs in the United States are also the lowest paid. Fast food provides an increasing share of our new jobs, but workers are paid between $10,000 and $18,000/year less than half what it costs to support a family in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.
Fast Food workers are not paid enough to afford basic needs like food, clothing, and rent. They often qualify for public assistance, which means that major profitable corporations are forcing taxpayers to subsidize their low wages and burdening the economy.
The Fast Food Industry (McDonald’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A) is a booming industry which accounts for over $200 BILLION in profits. They should pay their hard working employees enough to cover the necessities and support their families.
This is the main reason why fast food workers are joining together nationwide to demand a livable wage and protection from unlawful treatment. Do you or someone you know work at a fast food restaurant? Contact Jawair at (305) 205.9131 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Atlanta Jobs with Justice and the Atlanta Workers Organizing Committee in an Action of Solidarity to show why supporting the working class matters.
When: Thursday, August 29 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: CNN Center: 190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta 30303 (facing Olympic Park).
Who: We are inviting community members, labor leaders, political leaders, distinguished clergy members and all volunteers to attend this historic event.