Monday, May 12, 2014

MAY 15 GLOBAL STRIKE to RAI$E UP: ATL Low Wage Workers & Moral Monday UNITE!

Join Moral Monday GA & Atlanta Jobs with Justice to stand with low-wage workers in ATL + 33 nations worldwide for a GLOBAL STRIKE for $15/hr & a Union!

5:30 AM - Ponce de Leon Ave & Boulevard
10 AM -
 Moreland Ave & Glenwood Ave
1 PM - Cleopas Johnson Park: Northside Dr & Fair St
Map of all Locations + Parking

5:30 AM - Grace United Methodist: 458 Ponce de Leon Ave
10 AM -
Martha Brown United Methodist: 468 Moreland Ave
1 PM - Cleopas Johnson Park Parking Lot

Call 404-913-9595 for more info
On May 15th, fast food workers everywhere, not just the U.S. but on every continent where McDonald's operates will be standing up for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without intimidation.
Yeah. Global. Everywhere. Are you with us?
We know that profitable fast-food companies can afford to give workers a decent wage, avoid stealing from employees' paychecks, and respect our right to form a union. And with workers worldwide adding their voices, nothing can stop us.
It's time for the fast-food giants to treat the people who make and serve their food with the same respect everywhere. Spread the word and join the worldwide movement for fair wages and respect.

Follow the May 15th Strike Online @MoralMondayGA

Preview of May 15: STRIKE TO RAI$E UP! Moral Monday & Low-Wage Workers UNITE!

See a short preview of the MAY 15: STRIKE to Rai$e Up! Moral Monday & Low Wage Workers UNITE!: McDonalds Employee Connie speaks out against billion dollar fast food companies paying starvation wages at Moral Monday GA Rally for Workers' Rights and Economic Justice.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An Open Letter to Governor Nathan Deal from Moral Monday GA

By Moral Monday Georgia, April 30, 2014

Dear Governor Nathan Deal,

As of last night, at the stroke of midnight, the clock of human progress turned back decades. You have caused unfair, unjust and harmful consequences for regular everyday Georgians with the passage of HB 990, HB 772, HB 714 and SB 98.

Sadly, your inaction has and will continue to cost real lives and hardships for Georgians who are already struggling. You have chosen politics over principle, a short term view of narrow self-interest over a long term vision of what's actually best for Georgia, making public policy turns that further marginalize our most vulnerable citizens while also crippling the state's prospects for economic recovery and prosperity.

Your lack of regard and compassion for the 650,000 hard working Georgians who would benefit from Medicaid expansion is very troubling. You have signed death warrants for thousands who will die needlessly every year without it. Out of your office we continued to hear the same justification for not accepting Medicaid expansion; Georgia couldn't afford it. While repeating a lie over and over again might work in your political universe it doesn't make it less of a lie. Medicaid expansion would turn the 650,000 hard working Georgians that are forced to go to the emergency center as their only means to healthcare into paying customers with access to preventative care. It would bring over 45 billion dollars of revenue and over 70,000 good paying jobs to our state. As it turns out, doing what's morally right is also economically smart.

When we and future generations look back in history, we will see a Governor who failed to understand this. That is why he restricted affordable healthcare and expanded gun rights, publicly celebrating the most dangerous and irresponsible gun bill to be passed in the country. We will see a Governor who allowed and supported attacks on the rights of women by further limited access to reproductive choice. A governor, who condoned removing unemployment benefits to the same bus drivers that protected our children during an unnecessary snow crisis. We will see a Governor that supported drug testing of food stamp recipients and continues to place roadblocks against the Affordable Care Act. You have continually shown your support for the few rich at the cost of the overwhelming poor and working class Georgians by capping income taxes, and restricting loans and scholarships for our state's students.

Georgia deserves better than this Governor Deal. When we look at the past legislative session through a moral lens we see our state's priorities with deep concern. We see a Governor more concerned with party agendas than the welfare and progress of the people he represents. Although this is of deep concern to us, we are hopeful that moral responsibility will be reflected in the future legislation of Georgia, and we are willing to organize toward that end. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, " We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Reverend Raphael Warnock
Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Dr Francys Johnson
NAACP Georgia President

Jackie Rodriguez
Georgia Now President

Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee

La’die Mansfield
Global Organizing Institute

Dianne Mathiowetz
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Neil Sardana
Atlanta Jobs With Justice

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday ! ATL Workers Raise Up Against Wage Theft!

Join local fast food workers & community leaders for a rally to stop wage theft.

WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd - 6 PM
WHERE: 495 Moreland Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316
(Corner of Moreland & Glenwood) (Map/Directions)

ATL Raise Up + Atlanta Jobs with Justice are hosting our 2nd Atlanta Wage Theft Action highlighting the widespread issue of workers having wages stolen by their employers in the fast food industry.

Join us for a creative street demonstration highlighting the issue of wage theft and stand with local fast-food workers as they share their stories and fight to win back their stolen wages.

We will not stand by while fast food companies are robbing their employees of their already low-wages by forcing them to work off the clock, shaving hours off their time cards and not paying them overtime, among other practices. We demand that fast food companies like McDonald’s, which earned nearly $5.6 billion in profits in 2013, pay back the stolen wages and stop its illegal theft of workers’ pay.

Please join us this Thursday at 6pm, workers need your support!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wage Theft Wednesday - March 19th 12pm

!Wage Theft Wednesday!
Join us for a  Rally + Press Conference to stand with local McDonald’s workers and fast-food workers from other companies as they share their stories of wage theft.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 19 - 12 PM
WHERE: Corporate Owned McDonalds
3531 Flat Shoals Rd Decatur, GA 30034

ATL Raise Up + Atlanta Jobs with Justice are hosting the first Wage Theft Wednesday highlighting the widespread issue of workers having their wages stolen in the fast food industry. We are joining a nationwide series of actions calling on the McDonalds to stop its illegal wage theft.

McDonalds is being sued in three states over widespread wage theft and we're finding that these issues exist here in Atlanta as well. We will not stand by while McDonald’s is robbing their employees of their already low-wages by forcing them to work off the clock, shaving hours off their time cards and not paying them overtime, among other practices. We demand that McDonald’s, which earned nearly $5.6 billion in profits in 2013, pay back the stolen wages and stop its illegal theft of workers’ pay.

Don't get Hamburgled by McDonalds!