Something incredible happened.

Just this morning, fast food workers in Madison, Milwaukee and Wausau took to the streets in the biggest fast food industry strike ever.

But it wasn’t just Wisconsin. Across the country, workers walked of their jobs, joining a 100-city strike. An additional 100 solidarity actions were held by supporters who all agree that fast workers deserve higher wages, and a better future for their families and communities.

The problem with corporations like McDonald’s and other large fast food corporations is that they get rich by paying their employees subhuman wages and offering dismal working conditions.

But the workers aren’t the only ones who get a bad deal. A new report released this week revealed that taxpayers, not corporations are footing the bill for extravagant CEO salaries. McDonald’s saved $14 million in taxes over the past two years using a tax loophole that allows the company to deduct the salaries of their highest paid executives.

It’s time to hold big corporations accountable. Anyone who works for a living should be able to provide for their family and build a better future.

In the past year, I’ve watched as hundreds of workers have taken the courageous step to stand up to the huge corporations they work for and demand a living wage and the respect they deserve. Many of them were inspired by the support of faith leaders, politicians and people like you.

Fast food workers are taking action to fight for a better life. They need everyone who supports them - no matter where you live - to stand in solidarity with them today.

Thanks for your support,
Jennifer Epps-Addison
WJN Executive Director

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