Workers to Stage Largest Fast Food Strike Ever: 150 Cities

    Low Pay Is Not OK
    May 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
    Speedway & Campbell Corner
    Tucsonans demonstrated for higher wages for fast food workers in front of McDonald's at Speedway and Alvernon in Dec. 2013.
    Tucsonans demonstrated for higher wages for fast food workers in front of McDonald’s at Speedway and Alvernon in Dec. 2013.


    Today, You Can Support Fast Food Workers:

    Demonstration at Speedway and Campbell, at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15. Subway, Boston Market, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s are ALL at this intersection. The Oligopolistic Corporate Food System exploits the producers, distributors, and poisons the consumers. Signs will be provided. Creativity is welcome! More info:


    Workers are planning to strike fast food restaurants on May 15, 2014, worldwide. It is unknown at this time whether there will be a strike or protest in Tucson or Phoenix. Stay tuned for details.

    Here is some background…

    Workers Will Stage The Largest Fast Food Strike Ever In 150 Cities

    By Bryce Covert May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Thousands of fast food workers will go on strike in 150 cities on May 15, according to Salon’s Josh Eidelson.

    That will include some cities that haven’t been home to fast food strikes before, such as Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando, and Sacramento. Organizers also expect hundreds of workers to go on strike in some cities like Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York City. The strikes will be the largest in the industry yet after they hit 100 cities in December and 50 in August last year.
    The day will also mark the first spread of fast food labor unrest abroad, as it will include protests in 30 other countries on six continents, many of them targeting McDonald’s. Activists will hold a teach-in outside of the company’s head office in New Zealand and shut down a major location in Belgium during the lunch hour. Protests will crop up in cities from London to Bangkok and countries from India to Nigeria. Then Italian fast food workers in Milan, Rome, and Venice will go on strike the next day.


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