Workers demanding union rights plan to walk off the job in nationwide Strike for Black Lives

The people’s movement is growing and broadening:

A coalition of Black advocacy groups and labor activists are organizing a nationwide strike to pressure corporations, such as McDonald’s, Amazon, Uber and Lyft, to raise wages and allow their workers to form unions.

Thousands of workers are expected to walk off the job in more than 25 cities on July 20 in a mass demonstration called the Strike for Black Lives, organizers say. The strike takes aim at various industries in which Black workers are disproportionately represented, including fast food, airports, gig workers, nursing and home health aides.

The protest is being organized by the Movement for Black Lives ā€” a coalition of black advocacy groups ā€” and several labor rights organizations, including the Service Employee International Union and the fast-food industry labor advocacy group known as Fight for $15 and a Union. The American Federation of Teachers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Farm Workers are also involved in the effort.

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