Earlier this week I went on strike for the 4th time. Over the past year I’ve brought 11 of my coworkers on strike to demand $15 and union rights. In June, LA won $15. McDonald’s couldn’t stop us then, and they won’t stop us from union rights. If politicians want my vote, they’ll have to support $15 and union rights.
People see LA as a city of great wealth, but we also have great poverty. That’s why we joined Black Lives Matter, on skid row, outside of the Central Police Station. We showed politicians that although we don’t have a lot of money, we do have a lot of power. If politicians want my vote, they’ll have to support the fight for racial justice.
Not only did we march, but we won. Workers won as far as New York State, and as close by as Berkeley, won $15. Now it’s time to win $15 for every Californian. Join me in declaring that if politicians want my vote, they’ll have to support the #FightFor15.
We have the power, let’s use it,
LA McDonald’s Worker