Dear Arlington friends:
Arlington Greens voted to support the national protests throughout the U.S. to get a minimum wage of $15 per hour. A rally will be held this Wednesday, April 15, 6 pm at the Martin Luther King Memorial on the Tidal basin.
Some of us are going to carpool down and leave Arlington around 5 pm from the East Falls Church area. If you want to carpool with us, please email John Reeder JReeder123@msn.com. Alternatively, you can take the Metro down to the Smithsonian station, and walk over to MLK Memorial from there. Meet us at the MLK Memorial and look for our Arlington Greens banner.
We Arlington Greens a number of years ago successfully supported a living wage of $13.25 per hour in Arlington for public school and county employees (and contractor employees), but this only applied to public employees and not to private industry employees. The time has come to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour which would generate (if the employee can get 40 hours of work a week) of about $30,000 a year annual income, only slightly above poverty and still not enough to live in Arlington and the Metro DC region without extensive government subsidies. We support work and that these major corporations can well afford to pay their employees at least $15 an hour so that they do not have to depend on food stamps, food banks, and other government subsidies that the public provides.
treasurer – Arlington Greens
Fight for $15
Only days left before we make history.
On April 15, we will be standing up, speaking out and fighting for fair pay at the MASSIVE rallies around the globe for the Fight for $15.
You committed to stand with us. Here are the details for rally nearest you. Mark your calendar:
What: Fight for $15 Rally
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC, 20024
Wrong city? Head here to find an event closer to you: April15.org
If you believe that every mother who works hard for a living should make enough money to feed her kids – then we need you there.
If you believe that a man who works for a company for 5 years – every single day in a hot kitchen – and still makes $8.25 an hour, deserves a raise – then stand with us.
If you believe that it is TIME for companies that make record profits to give back to communities that support them by paying their employees enough to live – then help take this fight to the next level. Share this page with 3 friends right now: April15.org
The victories are inspiring: a $15 wage in Seattle and San Francisco, a $12.25 wage in Oakland – and cities from New York to Chicago to LA clamoring to push theirs even higher.
It’s time for McDonald’s and poverty-pay corporations like them to pay us enough to support our families. It’s time for $15 and union rights.
Looking forward to standing with you at the rallies on April 15. Let’s win this thing.
McDonald’s Employee, Charleston, SC
Fight for $15