On Monday, July 20 thousands of workers across 20 cities, including McDonald’s workers in Los Angeles, will walk off the job and protest to demand justice for black lives. They are walking out to say #BlackLivesMatter is necessary to win justice for all workers. Working people are suffering from systemic racism and unchecked police violence, a public health emergency that’s ravaging communities of color, and a rigged economy that only works for the very few at the top.
SEIU Local 99 members will be supporting these courageous workers. Here’s how you can add your voice to the #StrikeForBlack Lives:
- Join an action | Local 99 will be participating in a car caravan. The route will begin at 11am, at 5080 Obama Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 in the Ralphs Parking Lot (look for the sound truck). You can also join our SEIU Local 99 contingent in front of Dorsey High School [3537 Farmdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016]. The caravan is expected to arrive at 11:40am.
- 8:46 Pledge | Add your name to the 8:46 pledge in memory of George Floyd and all those taken too soon by unnecessary police violence and commit to taking a knee for 8m 46s wherever you are on July 20 at noon and posting a picture with the #StrikeforBlackLives
- Record a video | We’re asking you to make a short personal video that will tell your story or proclaim your support for the #StrikeForBlackLives. Speak from the heart and tell us your story! Tell us why you’re going on strike, why you support striking workers, or how this moment is affecting you, your family, and your community.
On what will be a historic day, we will unite to fight for a world where Black lives are valued and where Black workers can build economic power—with real checks on corporate power—by using our collective power. United, we will win.