While some think, “those rude teenagers should be lucky they even have a job,” the actual profile of a fast food worker is quite different than the perception. The majority of the more than four million people working in the fast-food industry are not teenagers. Their average age is 35 years old, they work full time and depend on their wages for half of their family’s total income.
Check out Stephen Colbert’s hilarious report on the rhetoric surrounding the labor debate. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/427948/july-22-2013/minimum-wage---mcdonald-s-spending-journal
In striking, the fast-food workers join teachers, postal workers, transit workers, police officers, sanitation workers, air traffic controllers, hotel workers and many more in a legacy of fighting for dignified labor. The workers demands are simple. They want to raise the minimum wage and have the right to form a union without retaliation. Join in solidarity with these workers by boycotting fast food restaurants until their demands are met.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/fast-food-strike-96032.html#ixzz2dmUsDWfS