- The strike started first thing the morning of May 15, after a night of events and rallies popping off all around the world. At the Broad and Girard McDonald's, Pastor Larry Patrick kicked things off before workers took the mic.
- — Fight For 15 PA (@FightFor15PA)Thu, May 15 2014 12:42:11
- Then we marched down Broad Street with a huge crowd and many supportive drivers and others passing by.
- We had another rally at the next McDonald's, hearing from more workers, elected officials, and other supporters.
- — Fight For 15 PA (@FightFor15PA)Thu, May 15 2014 13:41:11"I am fighting for $15/hr and a union so my brother doesn't go through this. I want to be able to help my mom with medical bills."-Crystal
- What a great, inspiring day!
- The following week, Philly McDonald's worker Justin and Pastor Patrick headed out to Chicago to join hundreds of other McDonald's employees at the company's shareholders' meeting. Workers decided it was time to bring their demands right to McDonald's executives, since they just wouldn't listen otherwise. They chanted, rallied, and eventually sat down and refused to leave the property until McDonald's heard their calls for $15/hr and a union.
- Eventually 101 workers from all across the country were arrested standing up for better job conditions and fair wages.