Skip to comments.Thousands of union workers walk off jobs to ‘strike for Black lives’ (SEIU, AFT, UFW, Fight for $15, etc.)
Posted on 07/21/2020 8:02:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Thousands of union workers left their jobs on Monday in an effort to support initiatives to dismantle racism in a protest that was dubbed the Strike for Black Lives. The protest was organized by union groups including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of Teachers, United Farm Workers, and the Fight for $15 and a Union, alongside social justice groups including the Movement for Black Lives, U.S. Youth Climate Strike Coalition, and the Center for Popular Democracy.
The protest took place in over 25 major cities across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Seattle, and Milwaukee.
Workers are targeting fast food companies like McDonalds (MCD) to highlight the overrepresentation of minorities working in low-wage and front-line jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Companies like McDonalds cannot on the one hand tweet that Black Lives Matter and on the other pay us poverty wages and fail to provide sick days and adequate PPE," Angely Rodriguez Lambert, a McDonald's worker in Oakland, Calif., and leader in the Fight for $15 and a Union, said in a statement.
We're going on strike because McDonald's and other fast-food companies have failed to protect us in a pandemic that has ravaged Black and brown communities across the country, she said.
In Detroit, fast food workers joined nursing home workers in a protest to highlight what the SEIU called the industrys failure to protect its largely Black workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement from organizers, the strike is demanding solutions from government and corporations that center communities of color and dismantle racist policies to make sure every family is healthy, safe, and secure, no matter their race, immigration status, job, or where they live.
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Here we go again. These people are about to destroy the American way of life and turn us into Venezuela. If only there was some way to show them what life is like in Venezuela, El Salvador and Guatemala right now. The ignorance is appalling.
the SAME SEIU that is exempted from shelter in place orders because Union activity is more sacred that church gatherings.
the SAME SEIU that shut down the Texas state GOP convention last week.
This is election activity, not civil rights.
Just look for the Union label...to aid in the destruction of the American economy, all in a further attempt to destroy PDJT and hardworking, taxpaying, NON-union Americans.
>>If only there was some way to show them what life is like in Venezuela, El Salvador and Guatemala right now.
I’m sure that there are immigrants from those countries who belong to SEIU.
Meanwhile I work with older Vietnamese immigrants and they support President Trump and do not like what they see happening in the streets, they do not like the actions of China, they do not believe the edicts about cv19.
There are millions of unemployed Americans eager to take the jobs of these Marxist crybabies. Fire them and hire those who really want to work.
This is election activity, not civil rights.
Of course it is!! And, nothing more.
EVERYTHING these thug Dems/leftists are doing, all across the country, is all about the upcoming election.
Marxist strike. Ok give your jobs to someone that wants to work No one is holding a gun to your head and forcing people to work in fast food businesses
Minority communities have been ravaged because of behavior but of course they never, ever take responsibility for anything.
Amen. Actions have consequences!
"We demand better health care"
My guess is the companies will cave. How do you negotiate with these zealots?
You could go ‘Reagan air traffic controller’ on them or somehow step up automation but I just don’t many companies with the ba!!s to do it.
So it’s not about George Floyd. I see.
“You could go Reagan air traffic controller on them or somehow step up automation but I just dont many companies with the ba!!s to do it.”
FOX Business showing videos of automated burger flippers, salad dispensers and Smoothie machines.
Did anyone feel the impact?
More scammed idiots.
Its what I figured - all union government employees. The rest of America doesnt have time for on-the-job, paid political activism.
I am SICK and TIRED of government employee entitlement. These f****ers need to be bankrupted and eliminated.
This is just one big bowel movement produced by the deep state. They LOOT, BURN and MURDER. They dont want to work and expect those of us who do work, to foot their bill. if they wanted to work, they would be working, but they refuse and demon-strate instead. Screw em.
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