Milwaukee Strike #MKEstrike

This happened today. I think this sort of thing needs to happen more.

Milwaukee Burger King employee Tessie Harrell says she earned the state minimum wage of $7.25 an hour from 2008 through 2012, even after she was promoted to shift supervisor in 2011. Last year, she got a raise to $8.25 an hour. But she says that’s not enough to pay the $650 monthly rent on her two-bedroom apartment and support her six children.
“I can’t afford to buy my kids shoes,” says Harrell, 34, who gets food stamps and $150 a month from her mother. “There’s no way I should be struggling to make ends meet.”

Read more at Milwaukee makes five (cities so far): Fast food workers strike for higher pay and union rights at Daily Kos

And check out this storify from Wisconsin Jobs Now for photos.

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