"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."
McDonald's is one of the nation's largest low-wage employers, and its workers have been in the vanguard of the national movement for decent wages.
Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"
"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."
Supporters thanked those arrested for their commitment as they boarded the police wagon, recognizing that their wage increase would be a boost to all workers.
As they were taken away hundreds of supporters chanted "We want $15 and we want it now."
More than 20 workers were arrested outside a McDonald's in Chicago, where 450 demonstrated for several hours before marching onto Wabash Ave.
Fast food workers in cities across the United States are planning strikes and civil disobedience tomorrow, according to organizers.
Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.
The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?