New Yorkers historically have been fierce campaginers for good wages and working conditions. So when the fight for fairer wages for fast food workers got underway they led the way, see the video. The success of the campaign, begun just 3 years ago, has been stunning. Ans so it should have been. A wage of $8.75 an hour is not enough for the hardest working person to subsist on. The fight went nationwide quickly and many fast food workers have already had their wages hiked to a new high of $15 an hour.
A NYC City Council committee has now recommended that the minimum wage for fast food workers in NYC be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years. Big corporations like Mcdonalds have found it hard to justify holding workers wages down so low that the only way those workers could survive was to have their earned income subsidized by Federal assistance programs.
So now NYC workers are celebrating and workers in other citites can see that rise in fast food wages is inevitable and the change is coming right across the nation. NYC workers you have fought hard for this. It’s another fight for the well being of all New Yorkers that’s been won because of your efforts. And thank you NYC City Council for paying heed to the justice of the wage claims of fast food workers.