Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#Fightfor15 comes to the 'hood

Here's a confession: I'd had not been inside my local McDonalds since they ditched the golden arches and upgraded the joint, cosmetically. I belong to that happy class of persons whose fast food choices are slightly more socially approved -- burritos and tacos are after all "ethnic." But the place seems pretty busy. Maybe folks need the wifi?

At dawn today, about 75 union stalwarts and friends of workers' demands for a $15 hourly wage and a union marched into the store.

Supervisor Eric Mar and others listened intently to a succession of short speeches.

Activists redecorated the windows.

A worker and some regulars looked on.

Outside officers of the SFPD sipped coffee. Between watching the #Fightfor$15 today and wandering police accountability protesters yesterday, it's been a good week for police overtime.

If there is any remedy for the bleaching of the City, it undoubtedly includes higher pay for the people who do the dirty work around here -- and that will require unions.

1 comment:

Hattie said...

I'm glad to see the working people of SF starting to stand up for themselves again.

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