What are you doing on August 29, “Low Pay Is Not Okay” Day? Forget the burgers and fries cuz fast food ain’t gonna fly.

1912 to 2013 and the issues are rising again like bread and roses

Yeast and water

Soil and sun

Bread and Roses

Women and men to the streets again

Will this cycle never be done?

They’re not asking for your mansions, your jets, your yachts, your limos, your Rolex watches or you pearls

They’re asking for food, heat, housing and flowers.

Why do you have a problem with that?

Without workers there would be nothing made anywhere, anytime, anyhow.

Wait, this is America–the land of the outsourced company to other lands of  work till you’re dead opportunities.

Let’s outsource those burgers and fries and see how the toilet flushes then.

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Why do those who profit most refuse to support those who make the profit possible?

If you cleared $ 5.5 Billion in profit what would you do with it?

Yeah, everyone has got to eat. What if you couldn’t get fast food for eight weeks straight anywhere? Would you be OVER the fast food addiction?

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Low Pay is NOT okay!   http://lowpayisnotok.org/about-us/

There is a petition to sign for support. http://lowpayisnotok.org/home-0819/

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The Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 began in January in Lawrence, Massachusetts when textile factory workers walked off the job and into the streets for weeks and weeks.  History –> http://breadandrosescentennial.org/node/77

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fair warning bootrappers

prepare to be strapped

 

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10 Comments

  1. August 20, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Before I moved south to help care for Iggy, I worked at a Subway franchise making sandwiches for what passed for a living. I would have been very pleased to be joining this effort and I fully support its goals. ✒Cyn

    • August 20, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Now that sounds like an epic poem simmering on the back burner, clarioretenebris. Thanks for stating your support. My regards to Iggy and company.

  2. August 22, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This day should be celebrated down here, in India!

    • August 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Hmm, a strike is not exactly a celebration, Sharmishtha, but I do agree that India’s workers could use some living wages too!

  3. ryeder said,

    August 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

    The one thing I have learned over these past decades is that people have the life they want. If they wanted change, they would make the change. Nothing is impossible. My point is that unless it affects oneself, most will pass it by….today, everyone seems too busy to care….yeah, I know…a skeptic……lol

    • August 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Hmm, well isn’t a strike demanding better pay a move to try to make things better? It worked in 1912.

      And my response to part of your cynical comment

      I’ve known some very very hardworking people who never got the lives they dreamed of. Sometimes it’s just not in the cards no matter what they do.

      Yeah, skeptical, cynical you is still welcome, Ryeder. 🙂 Now where’s that dance video? Hmm?

      • ryeder said,

        August 30, 2013 at 2:28 am

        Why would this be cynical?????….Life is just a matter of choice….and as far as the “dance video”…I hurt myself so it will be awhile…..:-)

      • September 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        You what yourself, ryeder? That is the lamest excuse for no dance sharing ever. YOU hurt yourself so bad your pinkies no typies for tubies of youbies? Hmm?
        As for life being a matter of choice–That may be as long as you’ve got ‘choices.’
        Come on! Dance Man!


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