BROOKLYN — New York City’s fast-food cooks and cashiers will lead the largest-ever strike to hit America’s fast-food industry on Tuesday – one year from Election Day – with walkouts planned for a record 270 cities.
From Downtown Brooklyn to City Hall, workers are demanding that elected leaders nationwide stand-up from $15 per hour and union rights.
There are approximately 8.8 million workers in New York that get paid less than $15 an hour.
They are making their voices heard all over the city and taking their voices to the ballot box to make a statement that they are a voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.
The last rally was held on April 15.
Leading the charge will be cooks and cashiers, but also in the crowd will be the Black Lives Matter and immigration advocates, as well as the mother of Eric Garner, Gwen Carr.
It is not just a quality of life issue, but a huge election issue.
Their rally began at McDonald’s on 82 Court Street in Brooklyn at 6 a.m. and is set to end at Foley Square in the Financial District at 5 p.m.