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Local Groups Join the Fight for 15 to Demand Local Hiring and Living Wages from Publicly Funded Projects

Miami--Fast-food cooks and cashiers walked off their jobs Wednesday morning in Miami and in cities from Pittsburgh to Pasadena, setting off a historic wave of protests for higher pay and the freedom to join unions that stretched across industries and around the globe and inspired college students and #BlackLivesMatter activists to join in. In Miami the Fight for $15 is about keeping tax payer money from being used for huge development projects that displace it's residents and fail to provide good jobs for the community. Multiple community organizations have united around this issue and have now joined the Fight for $15.

Yesterday in Miami hundreds packed the Greater Bethel AME Church in the historic Overtown neighborhood where they listened to inspirational speeches from home care worker Molita Cunningham, fast food worker Laura Rollins and Bishop James Adams of Overtown’s St. John’s Baptist Church.

Miami Groups Join Forces with the Fight for $15 to Push for Living Wages & Local Hiring from Tax-Funded Projects
Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 200 U.S. Cities, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Protest on Six Continents; Adjunct Professors, Home Care, Child Care, Airport, Industrial Laundry and Walmart Workers to Rally Coast to Coast

Miami– On Tax Day, fast food workers in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and in cities from Pittsburgh to Pasadena will walk off the job, while adjunct professors, home care, child care, airport, industrial laundry and Walmart workers will march and rally in what will be the most widespread mobilization ever by U.S. workers seeking higher pay.

Miami Grupos unen fuerzas con la lucha por $ 15 para presionar por Salarios Dignos y Contratación Local de proyectos financiados por el Fiscal

Miami- El Día de los impuestos, los trabajadores de comida rápida en Miami y Fort Lauderdale y en las ciudades de Pittsburgh a Pasadena caminarán fuera del trabajo, mientras que los profesores adjuntos, cuidados en el hogar, cuidado de niños, aeropuerto, lavandería industrial y los trabajadores de Walmart marcha y concentración en lo que será la movilización más amplia jamás por los trabajadores estadounidenses que buscan una mayor remuneración.

Después de que la semana pasada McDonald's anunciara un aumento salarial mísero, vamos a seguir exigiendo $15 la hora y el derecho a un sindicato sin represalias. El sur de la Florida se unirá a las manifestaciones en todo el país el 15 de abril con eventos programados en los siguientes lugares:

Fort Lauderdale: 8:00 am - Protesta en el aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale (afuera de la terminal 3, piso 2) 
Miami: Protesta y marcha 17:30 - Protesta frente a Greater Bethel AME Church (245 NW 8th St, Miami, FL 33136) en Overtown, seguida de una marcha por el centro de Miami.

Following last week’s paltry pay increase announcement by McDonald’s we will continue to demand $15 an hour and the right to a union without retaliation. South Florida will join the nationwide rallys on April 15 with events planned in the following locations:

  • Fort Lauderdale: 8:00 am – Rally at Fort Lauderdale airport outside of terminal 3, 2nd floor
  • Miami: 5:30 pm – Rally starting at Greater Bethel AME Church - 245 NW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33136 in Overtown followed by a march into downtown Miami.

Miami—Miami Employees ranging from fast-food cooks to adjunct professors said Monday that they are planning to participate in the largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers —a series of tax day strikes, marches and rallies that will crisscross the entire nation and reach countries from Brazil to Japan— calling for wages that boost the economy and the freedom to join together in unions without retaliation.

Pay announcement by $5 billion company yields $0 increase for more than 1.6 million workers

Slamming a pay announcement that will affect just 10 percent of the company’s U.S. workforce, McDonald’s workers in Miramar and nationwide protested Thursday to stress their demand for $15 an hour and the right to a union without retaliation. Fast food workers and community supporters came out this morning to the Miramar McDonald’s chanting “Where’s my raise?”