A KC-based prog blog offers glowing praise for a recent media event but downplays one of the most important deets . . .
THE ORGANIZER OF THE "TACO HELL" STRIKE WORKS AT THE LOCATION AND IS A NATIONAL LEADER OF THIS MOVEMENT!!!
Heck . . . The dude even got a hug from Prez Obama.
Reality check . . . Mr. Wise is a nationally recognized union leader and this protest was timed perfectly and played well ahead of labor day for all but the most diehard anti-union haterz.
Here's a quick postscript with more deets . . .
The four shift workers walked into the embrace of dozens of protesters clad in bright red shirts reading Stand Up KC. The group advocates for better wages and work conditions for fast-food and retail workers. Outside of the Taco Bell at 8215 Wornall Road, members passed out signs reading “On Strike” and “Union Justice Now.”
Stand Up KC has organized similar protests at other fast-food franchises in the Kansas City region. The group pushes for service workers to be able to form unions.
“Not only do we want better wages and the right to form a union, we want to be respected on the job. We want to be treated like human beings,” said Terrence Wise, an organizer with Stand Up KC and a shift manager at the Wornall Road Taco Bell.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Three days before Labor Day, the holiday honoring American workers, employees at the Taco Bell fast-food restaurant in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood walked off the job in the middle of the lunch hour.