Fast Food Worker Nation?


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Tomorrow, Thursday, July 11, starting at noon, Councilmember O’Brien and I are hosting a discussion of fast food workers’ issues to follow up on the May 30th  day of action.   On “Strike Poverty” day food workers raised concerns about the job security and working conditions facing low-wage fast food workers in Seattle. 

 This discussion is intended to continue exploring the growth of poverty-wage jobs and hear from fast food workers and policy experts about a range of workplace issues including illegally withholding wages, or “wage theft”, health and safety concerns, and threats of retaliation by managers for union organizing. We’ll hear from both workers and policy experts from the National Employment Law Project on conditions facing workers and what the industry trends might mean for Seattle.

The event will be held in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall (map) and will end at 1:30 pm.  You can follow the conversation on Twitter:  #strikepoverty.  You can watch here.

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