Employees of fast food restaurants in seven cities take to the streets in front of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and KFC to protest for a living wage, Monday, July 29, 2013.
*Fast food jobs are fast becoming a hot commodity as the job market narrows their qualifications with standards that include more experience, education, and a high credit score.
But, the fast food industry still doesn’t provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to feed their family.
Monday, protesters took to the streets in front of major fast food chains including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, KFC, and Taco Bell, in an effort to bring attention to the wages that do not meet the demand of the new fast food employee. Workers in Detroit, Flint, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New York City, are all seeking to have their wages raised and prevent abusive labor practices that the restaurants have taken advantage of for years.
Along with becoming a vegetarian, he’s called on the Black community to boycott the chicken spot.
“I overhauled my diet after a 40-day hunger strike when I was in jail for the Vieques [military bombing practice] protest,” Sharpton said. “I dabbled with weight loss ideas, wanting to keep off the pounds I lost. First, I gave up red meat, then chicken. I ran into Bill Clinton, who told me how he has more energy, needs less sleep, and can think more clearly since going vegan, and I can tell you the same thing happened to me. I also kept in mind the words of another vegetarian friend-Coretta Scott King-who always spoke of the ethical reasons to give up meat.”
He added that a vegetarian diet is perfect for his lifestyle and he watches everything he eats.
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