Boycott McPoverty and support $15 for Seattle: Don’t eat McDonald’s, Burger King or Wendy’s on February 20th.
“Because I make minimum wage I cannot afford daycare, healthcare, or my own place for me & my daughter,” explained Brittany Phelps, who works at McDonald’s in Seattle, where she’s paid $9.32/hour. “Instead I live with 7 other people in a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment. I’m fighting for a $15 minimum wage so I can afford the basic necessities of life.”
There’s no question that McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s can afford to lead by example with a $15 minimum wage — McDonald’s alone banked $5.6 billion in profit last year. While the corporate brands make much of the profit and effectively control many store operations, the franchised stores in these chains are also typically owned by large corporations, each of which control dozens or even hundreds of locations. By joining fast food workers to Boycott McPoverty on February 20th at one or more of these locations below, the people of Seattle will show strong support for a $15 minimum wage that builds broad-based prosperity from the middle out.
7:15 am: McDonald’s – First Hill (1122 Madison St)
11:15 am: Wendy’s – Lake City (11744 Lake City Way NE)
11:15 am: McDonald’s – University Village (5146 25th Ave NE)
11:15 am: Burger King – Ballard (1432 NW Market St)
11:15 am: Wendy’s – Mt Baker (2543 Rainier Ave S)
1:30 pm: McDonalds (3rd & Pine)
Stay tuned for info about a dinnertime boycott line as well. Share and invite your friends to this event on Facebook.