Thousands of employees at McDonald’s, Burger King, and other chains went on a nationwide strike today, May 15. Fast-food workers are demanding higher wages and the right to unionize without retaliation from their employers.
The simple fact that it takes the the average McDonald’s worker four months to earn what a CEO gets in an hour is a good starting point for understanding why a lot of people are pissed.
Some folks are all for increased pay for fast-food workers, and others simply don’t get it. As always, the Twittersphere has its own opinions on the matter of the #FastFoodStrike.
Those supporting the #FastFoodStrike:
— Wagemark (@wagemark) May 15, 2014
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) May 15, 2014
— ¤ProletarianDissent¤ (@Anon4justice) May 15, 2014
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) May 15, 2014
— CEPR (@ceprdc) May 15, 2014
— Auntie Dote (@AuntieDote) May 14, 2014
Those hating on the movement:
— Kody Hale (@KodyHale) May 15, 2014
— Smith’s Hand (@SmithsHand) May 15, 2014
— Sha|\|oɲ Y (@MyNamesBennett) May 15, 2014
— WillPower_Fitness (@zakw93) May 15, 2014
— Austin Napier (@austin_napier) May 15, 2014