Petition statement to be delivered to McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Subway, and Papa John's

Stop the Fast Food Swindle

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Stop the Fast Food Swindle

To be delivered to McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Subway, and Papa John's

Petition Statement

A whopping 52% of fast-food employees' families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor, because you pay them poverty wages. That means every single American is picking up the check for nearly $7 billion in tax dollars a year—while the fast-food industry reaps billions in profits. It's outrageous, and it has to stop. It's time to pay your workers $15 an hour so they can make ends meet and Americans can stop paying for the hidden costs of poverty wages.
There are currently 50,249 signatures. NEW goal - We need 75,000 signatures!

Petition Background

A report came out October 15 showing that 52% of fast food employees’ families are forced to rely on social safety net programs, like Food Stamps or Medicaid, because we’re paid so little. And it costs taxpayers an unthinkable $7 BILLION each year.

That means your household forks over about $61 a year so that McDonald’s can rake in $5.5 billion and pay their CEO millions.

We don’t want to rely on public assistance -- we would much rather receive an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s (hard!) work. But we have kids to feed, families to support and have no other choice.

It’s not okay. And I hope you’ll help us change it today. Tell the top eight fast food chains to pay us $15 an hour so we don’t have to rely on social safety net programs

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