Payday Report has now recorded its 1,400th strike since we began tracking strikes at the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020 with the latest strike coming from Topeka, Kansas where over 500 Frito-Lay workers went on strike this Monday.
The strike movement is now picking up momentum as the “Retail Worker Rebellion” grows.
In recent weeks, we have seen a huge spike in strikes as videos of retail workers walking off the job go viral on platforms like Tik Tok, encouraging workers at other locations to post similar videos when they decided to walk off. In April alone, a record 649,000 retail workers quit their jobs as they are demanding more from their employers.
On the Fourth of July weekend, we saw nearly a dozen walk-offs. In Ohio, Del Taco workers walked off the job, stating they “will not work for a company that does not care.” Lifeguards in Maine walked off the job after a lifeguard captain was demoted for asking for pay raises. Dill Pickle workers walked off the job in Chicago, with worker Kevin Taylor saying “At the end of the day, it’s standing up for what’s right.”
The Retail Worker Rebellion is growing and Payday needs your help to track it.
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