POSTED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 10:21am
UPDATED: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:40am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — As fast-food workers across the nation prepare a new wave of strikes to raise their wages, Baton Rouge residents will protest at McDonald’s against low wages and in support of the workers’ call for $15 per hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
WHAT: Protest Against Poverty Wages at McDonald’s in Support of Fast-Food Worker Strikes for Higher Wages to Boost America’s Economy
WHO: Baton Rouge Residents through Low Pay Is Not Okay
WHERE: McDonalds, 4615 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, 70808
WHEN: Thursday, December 5 at 12:30 PM
A growing number of consumers and ordinary families are concerned that attempts by corporations in the fast food industry to hold down wages are slowing down the economy.
As thousands of fast-food workers go on strike from coast to coast, Baton Rouge residents will join the strikers’ call for wages that allow them to afford the basics, put money back into their local economies and no longer be forced onto public assistance programs to make ends meet.
This protest in Baton Rouge will be one of more than 100 actions in cities across the country in support of the fast-food worker movement that started with 200 workers striking in New York City a year ago. The movement has grown steadily since then.