The push for a $15 an hour minimum wage rages on today in Seattle, with Working Washington helping to orchestrate the day-long “Boycott McPoverty” rally. According to a press release from Working Washington spokesperson Sage Wilson, “Beginning this morning and continuing all day, fast food workers, fast food customers, and other supporters will launch boycott lines across Seattle as part of the citywide call to Boycott McPoverty by not eating at McDonald’s, Burger King, or Wendy’s to show support for a $15/hour wage in fast food and for all workers.”
The action kicked off this morning at 7:15 a.m. on First Hill, at the McDonald’s at 1122 Madison St. But it wont stop there. Here’s a look at the entire day’s schedule:
7:15 am: McDonald’s – First Hill (1122 Madison St). Note: this restaurant recently won an award from McDonald’s for having the greatest amount of breakfast business in the area.
11:15 am: Wendy’s - Lake City (11744 Lake City Way NE)
11:15 am: McDonald’s - University Village (5146 25th Ave NE)
11:15 am: Burger King - Ballard (1432 NW Market St). Note: there are nearby McDonald’s and Wendy’s locations.
11:15 am: Wendy’s - Mt Baker (2543 Rainier Ave S). Note: there are nearby McDonald’s and Burger King locations.
LATE LUNCH (AND RALLY)
1:15 pm: McDonald’s - Downtown (3rd & Pine). A pro-$15, anti-McPoverty rally is planned outside the store for this time.
5:15 pm: McDonald’s - West Seattle/Admiral (3003 California Ave SW)
The press release also notes that there will be “a lunchtime outreach effort outside all 25 McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s outlets in the city.”
Naturally, the forces behind the McPoverty Boycott have put together a helpful map of every McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s in the city - so you know where to avoid today. You can find it here.
Before you hit the streets in protest today, might we recommend reading Nina Shapiro’s cover story this week on the plight of the minimum wage worker.