McDonald’s workers will held a press conference at McDonald 79th Phillips- Marched To Bradwell
striking McDonald’s workers will hold a press conference outside the restaurant on 79th St to talk about the impact of poverty wages on workers and on public funding for our schools and communities. They will then march to Bradwell Elementary to rally with parents and educators.
2425 E. 79th St (79th & Phillips)
Speakers will include Fight For $15 strikers, a childcare provider from the neighborhood, Chicago Teachers Union leaders and CPS parents.
Parents, teachers and community members will meet the fast food workers in front of the school to rally, talk to press and talk about the ways that low wages, corporate greed and underfunded schools are impacting our communities.
Fast food workers in hundreds of cities will be striking that day to demand $15 an hour and union rights. They are also trying to support the struggle for education funding in Chicago and hope to use this event to bring attention to these issues.
51% of fast food workers are forced to use public assistance to survive because of poverty wages. They estimate that low wages at McDonald’s alone are costing Illinois taxpayers $368 million every year. McDonald’s profits are being subsidized by our tax dollars that could be going to public schools, job programs and other needs. In one year, McD’s is costing us more money than it would have taken to keep the 50 schools they closed for another 10 years!