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You: Fast food chain owners
Me: Seattle worker who struck against poverty-wage jobs

When we saw each other from opposite sides of the strikelines that spread across Seattle fast food outlets on May 30th, there was this look in your eye that I’m never going to forget. Suddenly, you could see that your employees weren’t just playthings for you to bat around - we were human beings rising up together to demand something better.

Are you still thinking about that day as much as I am? Because now that we both know I’m capable of something different than playing the silent and obedient role you always want me to play, I bet you’re going as crazy as I am wondering when something even bigger is going to pop up next.

I think it’s about time we talked. But not just me, I’m into a group thing. Because I know that one of your little secrets is that when you look at me and my co-workers together, you pay a whole lot more notice and show me a whole lot more respect than when it’s just me & you.

And it may not be what you’re into right now, but if you pay me a better wage, it’ll seriously stimulate the economy, and you know you love that kind of stimulus.

So drop us a line on Facebook at Good Jobs Seattle. We’d love to see you share the stimulation and get our economy hooked up with some more good jobs.

Originally posted to Working Washington on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT.

Also republished by Invisible People, In Support of Labor and Unions, Anti-Capitalist Chat, and Hellraisers Journal.

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