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*TAKE ACTION* Stand With Striking Chicago Fast Food and Retail Workers!

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We, Chicago fast food and retail workers, are striking to demand $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. Our employers are raking in profits while workers, mostly adults with families, don't get paid enough to cover basic needs-->

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Kit B (276)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:22 pm
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Petition - Please Sign!

On Wednesday, hundreds of minimum wage fast food and retail workers from dozens of stores all over Chicago walked off their jobs. Three weeks ago, hundreds of minimum wage workers in New York City walked off their jobs. From New York City to Chicago, minimum wage workers are standing up, standing together to make one simple demand.

What they were asking for is simple, just, and essential for their survival: $15 an hour and the right to form a union without intimidation.

Let them know you’ve got their back – sign their petition right now.

In Chicago, workers took their march and their message right down the city’s famed Miracle Mile — the heart of Chicago’s commerce — stopping at McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Subways, Sears, and Macy’s along the way.

This is huge. It takes a lot of courage to stand up to corporations like McDonald’s, Macy’s, Subway and dozens more. These brave workers need to know we’re standing with them at this critical moment – and so do their employers. Speak up right now – let’s make Wednesday go down in Chicago history.

Chicago’s fast food and retail workers stood up and said ENOUGH because the corporations they work for are raking in huge profits, but they don’t pay their employees — mostly adults with families to support — enough to cover the most basic needs like food, rent, health care, and transportation.

Let them know you have their back - Please go to VISIT SITE and Sign the Petition.

By: TERRANCE HEATH - | Campaign for America's Future |

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:28 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Kit.

Pat B (356)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:08 pm
Absolutely signed.!! They deserve this...and with a SMILE too!!! Thank you, Kit for this.

JL A (281)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:18 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:34 pm
Signed Kit

Ben O (171)
Friday April 26, 2013, 6:04 am
Done. $15 an hour should be minimum wage - for a start!

Sheryl G (363)
Friday April 26, 2013, 10:18 am
I think I signed this already but I signed again. I agree Ben, at $15 an hour they are not living high on the hog and should be minimum wage. People working for a living in full time jobs should not be so poor as to not even be able to find an apartment to live in. That is the other problem, is finding full time work anymore.

Now that you’re standing with Chicago workers, we need to be LOUD.

lee e (114)
Friday April 26, 2013, 11:46 am
S+N+P(osted to F/B) Thanks

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:25 pm
You bet I signed, thxKit! (".. and the right to form a union without retaliation."-KEY !)

Natalie V (27)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:02 pm
noted / signed

. (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:10 pm
petition signed

Munro Tapper (80)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:41 pm
S & N. Thanks for this article and information.

Esther Z (94)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:05 pm
Gladly noted and signed. Thanks, Kit!

Craig Pittman (52)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:27 pm
Every working should be paid a living wage. The government won't legislate this, that is why we need unions.
Good one Kit.

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:27 pm
Signed! We have done this a lot of years! Sometimes this is needed to get the message across! Thank you Craig! We agree! Without the Unions the companies could pay anything it brings up a level playing fieldl!! The Unions benefits provide Health Insurance, Job Protection, Pension,Grievance Procedure. Now even with the Restaurants the pay is less since they receive tips and the companies pa less! if you ever noticed on 'Perkins' menu it says to" help the wages by leaving tips" to the workers! We won't even go there because of that!! Low life place! We were seated one time close to the kitchen and heard a conversation, there had been a worker come in to get his paycheck and the manager told him he didn't have a paycheck he didn't work and for him to prove it!! How awful, so never went back. Sounds like an exciting walk they had!!

Friday April 26, 2013, 9:46 pm
read and noted and signed the petition on 4-26-13 these folks that work in retail and fast food hats off to you all for walking off the job to defend in something you all believe in and thats a better cost of living and i sure hope that everything works out well for you all and thats coming from a strong union member so future brothers and sisters stand strong and never back down we have your backs the union is the only way to go good luck eveyone in the windy city.

Sherri G (128)
Friday April 26, 2013, 11:51 pm
Signed - Thanks Kit.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:36 am
Noted ,signed and shared on FB. Thanks Kit.

Judy C (97)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:20 am
Already signed, but I'm very glad that you posted this. No one should do an honest day's work and be unable to survive on their wages. Thanks Kit.

Frances Darcy (133)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 5:40 am
Sorry that I could not sign as I have no postcode, living in Ireland

. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:49 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing.

Robert O (12)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:10 pm
Now that you’re standing with Chicago workers, we need to be LOUD.

Have gladly signed. Thanks Kit.

Chrissie H (23)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:35 pm
Good luck to you all, I hope you get the living wage you so rightly deserve .x.

Herbert E (10)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:01 pm
Could not sign - they did not like my zip code. Besides, how many big mac's can you buy with 15 bucks ?

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:11 pm
Thanks, does not accept postal codes.

Winn A (179)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:56 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:10 pm
Very glad to sign. Noted. Many thanks, Kit!

marie C (163)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:21 pm
Unable to sign noted

Mary T (358)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:08 pm
Signed the petition, making $15 would be nice for everyone

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:03 pm
Signing now cheers

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:56 pm
The minimum wage must be raised, period.

Giana P (398)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:02 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Kit.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:56 am
I'm in retail management and after taxes make $10-11 an hour. I'm struggling when it comes to frivolous extras like car repairs, medical and vet visits...Signed of course. (fb) TY Kit

Anne P (174)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:25 am
Thanks, Kit - signed and noted. Again, the power is in your pocketbook. Refuse to purchase these products until the minimum wage is raised. Hit these corporations where it matters most to them - their bottom line!

Jane H (139)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:53 am
done! ty

Kit B (276)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:38 pm

A cost of living ratio from the 1960's to now would have a minimum wage of $22 - 25.00 an hour. That is how far behind we are. Meanwhile, as the worker struggles to get by, the owners and management, who once were happy with 10 to 12 times the workers salary are exponentially seeing an increase of 1,000 times and higher, the increase of employees wages. This really stinks.

Sharon H (282)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:44 pm
signed and noted.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:39 am
Signed and noted.

Michela M (3964)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:40 am
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