JLC turns out to support Philadelphia's McDonald's workers
September 4, 2014 – Philadelphia: About 150 people turned out to support Philadelphia's McDonald's workers, as marches and rallies took place across the United States in support of fast food workers on strike for better wages and working conditions. The local event was sponsored by `Fight for Philly' and `Fast Food Forward'.
We gathered outside the McDonald's at the corner of Broad Street and Girard Avenue on behalf of striking McDonald's employees who earn a meager $7.25 and are victims of wage theft.
The Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee is involved with campaigns to raise the minimum wage and `Fast Food Forward'. Three Philadelphia JLC Board members - Bill Epstein, Jesse Kudler, and Sylvia Lieberman - were present, as was a group of younger people, representing Habonim Dror, the Labor Zionist Youth Movement (in the vertical photo, above).
Bill Epstein (at right), long-time Philadelphia JLC Board member, along with representatives of the `Fight for $15' campaign to raise the hourly minimum wage in Philadelphia to $15.