Fast-food Workers Protested McDonald's Shareholder Meeting; Los Angeles Will Raise Wages to $15 by 2020; New Documentary Stresses the Importance of Responsible Consumerism

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Last week, while McDonald's had their annual shareholder meeting, fast-food workers protested outside their headquarters calling for $15 an hour. The workers chanted "supersize my check" and delivered 1.4 million petition signatures calling for McDonald's to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. 
McDonald's workers: 'supersize my check' - USA Today

The fight for $15 gained another victory, Los Angeles broke will increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. It's another major victory for low-wage workers across the country and shows a clear change in American politics, proving that when working people stand-up and speak-out they can change social standards and improve their lives.
A Fascinating Minimum-Wage Experiment Is About to Unfold - The New Yorker

But the pressure can't only come from workers going on strike and protesting their conditions, people need to be responsible consumers to see real change in all industries. That's according to a new documentary called "The True Cost" which depicts the devastation of the Rana Plaza collapse where 1,129 Bangladesh garment workers died and 2,500 were injured.
There Are No Easy Answers to Fashion’s Cruelty - The Daily Beast

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