2875 Southeast Powell Boulevard Portland, OR 97202
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us as we rally at the McDonald's on Powell Demand A Living Wage For All Work: ►Low-wage jobs are taking their toll on working families and on the economy. Far too many working people in America are living in poverty, while corporate profits are at an all-time high and the nation’s top income earners are capturing a greater share of the nation’s wealth. ►Most low-wage workers are employed by large corporations that can well afford to pay more. According to the National Employment Law Project, two thirds of all low-wage workers are employed by big retail, fast food, and other corporations (not small businesses), the vast majority of which are earning significant profits ►To make matters worse, the fast food corporations that are driving down wages also are forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab. A soon-to-be released study by researchers at UC-Berkeley will show that more than half of the nation’s fast food workers earn so little that they are unable to survive without some kind of public assistance program – the consequences are borne by workers and taxpayers alike. http://www.facebook.com/events/646233352074407/