The FCWA’s Cesar Chavez Day action will be John’s first time in Washington, D.C. An active member of Warehouse Workers for Justice, he decided to go, even though he makes a little more than the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 per hour because, he says:
I can’t imagine people who have a family to support–how they do that on minimum wage. The economy would be better with a raise in the minimum wage because people would be spending money because they’d have money to spend.
The workers taking this action in D.C. on March 31st represent the five major sectors of the food chain–production, which includes farmworkers, meat, poultry and food processing; distribution, which includes warehouse workers and truck drivers; and retail, restaurant and food service workers. On the same day, FCWA members in California, Florida, and Arkansas will visit their Congressional representatives to ask for support for the bill.
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