TUCSON, AZ – Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) joined striking fast food workers today in Tucson and Phoenix as they demanded livable wages. The strikes – part of a coordinated effort in 150 cities across the nation – called on employers to raise wages to $15 an hour and allow workers to organize unions without retaliation.
“Today, fast food workers here in Arizona and across the country stand united as they strike for fair compensation, and I am proud to stand by their side,” said Rep. Grijalva. “We are a nation that believes in the dignity of hard work, but too many Americans with full time jobs still struggle to make ends meet. We must raise the minimum wage and pay workers a living wage to ensure the American Dream remains within reach for all who are willing to work for it.”