Striking fast food workers have been arrested in cities across the country while peacefully protesting today. But we can’t let that quiet us. We have to keep on being heard – and we need your help.
It's a picture of José Carillo. He’s 81 years old and was arrested for civil disobedience in front of the Times Square McDonald’s this morning. If it weren’t for food stamps and Medicare, José says he wouldn’t be able to take care of himself. He certainly isn’t able to retire. But he said he would do whatever it takes for $15 an hour for his younger co-workers, who are struggling to raise families and survive.Read more: Fast Food Workers Arrested in Peaceful Protests Across Nation
Walgreens made international headlines recently when it considered using a loophole called a “tax inversion” to dodge billions of dollars in taxes. Thanks in part to the grassroots activism from CREDO, Daily Kos and a broad progressive coalition, the company backed down.
But a dozen other major American corporations have exploited the same loophole so far in 2014 and countless others—including Burger King—are actively considering it.
President Obama could eliminate much of the tax incentive for companies to move overseas by simply invoking a law that has been on the books for decades.Read more: Burger King wants you to pay its taxes for them
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