Labor activists go after Burger King in support of fired single mom
A 19-year old single mother was fired from a Tampa Burger King Friday for what she claims is retaliation for trying to organize with a union for a living wage. Less than 12 hours after she was terminated, more than 30 union leaders and community activists rallied support for the minimum wage worker at the Burger King at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Armenia Avenue.
Labor activists flooded the Burger King dining room and order counter inside the fast food joint demanding to speak with a manager about putting India Lewis back on the schedule. After twenty minutes of chanting, a supervisor identified as Denise showed up, but refused to speak to Lewis despite pleas from union representatives that her termination was illegal.comments powered by Disqus