The Farm to Fast Food Connection
We are not interested in simple solutions. The problems we are facing are complex and interlocking, simple fixes can not address this systemic mess. This article links articles links current fast food workers with developing world displaced farmers in making the argument for a living wage.
An argument which seems now to some as preposterous to most as the idea of gay marriage or legal recreational marijuana seemed just a few years back. Dont doubt what is possible.
One of the most dynamic social movements in American society today will be in the spotlight again on April 15, when fast food workers take to the streets to demand a fair wage. The workers want a wage of $15 an hour, which is no pipe dream. Seattle was the first major city to make this the minimum wage, in 2014, and a number of other cities are likely to follow. But in most of the country, the minimum wage is $7.25, and fast food workers generally don’t get paid much more. Some might see the $15 demand as radical, but the movement has put a spotlight on the fact a growing share of all jobs in this country involve selling burgers, fries and soda. If fast food is the kind of job much of the workforce can expect to have, shouldn’t those workers be…
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