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With the Fight for 15 rallies happening nationwide on April 15, the Center for Story-Based Strategy released a new video parodying a typical McDonald's commercial to show what work days are really like for McDonald's employees around the country.

Here are the first few panels from the video (which you can watch below), along with the transcript:


"This is Angie. Every morning, she's super McHappy."

"Rushing out the door. Eager to get to her McJob."

"Like millions of underpaid workers, Angie's wage is so low, she can't even afford a proper McBreakfast."

"Sure, she may not see much of her daughter. But we think she should just be grateful she's got a McJob at all."

Wait, what? HOLD UP.

She should be happy to have a job at all?

Well, yeah, of course working people are grateful for employment. But that doesn't mean they'll work for whatever crumbs are thrown their way.

All of this cleverly illustrates a minimum-wage myth:



On April 15, fast food workers and other minimum wage earners around the country are rallying for a $15/hour minimum wage.

Because the people feeding our nation deserve to put food on their tables, too.

Watch the full video below here:

Angie deserves a decent-paying job to support her daughter — and so does every hard-working American. Don't you agree?

This article originally appeared on 09.06.17


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