Workers in Jackson, Mississippi are proud to join the Fight For $15 and union rights!
April 14, 2016: Workers in Jackson joined the Fight For 15 over 2 years ago, and they continue to grow and push for higher wages and union rights. Joined by other unions and community organizations, Jackson fast food workers went on strike once again. They rallied at McDonald’s and called for the world’s second-largest employer to step up and pay $15 an hour and give workers the right to unionize.
On November 10th, 2015 Cajana Brown walked off her job at Popeye’s to demand a living wage of $15/hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. Here is some of what she had to say:
“I recently learned that 64 million Americans make less than $15 an hour, including more than half of all workers in Mississippi. In a country as rich as ours, that is unacceptable. When I went on strike on November 10, I was standing up not only for myself and my children, but for everyone in America making less than $15. That’s because we all need a raise. Our communities and our economy depend on family’s like mine being able to buy groceries, school supplies, and clothes.”
Read more of Cajania’s Op-Ed here.