“I'm 51 years old. I've been working for Burger King for more than 11 years now. I take home about 170 dollars per week and that's just not enough.
“My 21-year-old son, whom I would do anything for, has grown up much too fast without a father who cannot adequately provide him with a comfortable upbringing. Forget about buying him sneakers or many of the other essential things that he might need.
“I work for a $200-billion industry. They could afford to pay me and other frontline workers a fair wage so that we can all live with some dignity. Enough that we can all buy our sons and daughters the things that they need. So that we can all get off public subsidies and provide for ourselves.
“Today, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to achieve $15 an hour and a union because I have no other choice,” Darrell shared during worship at Middle Church.
Darrell was arrested at a protest the next week as he practiced civil disobedience for a living wage. Middle Clergy, staff and laity also attend rallies and protests. Clergy regularly attend organizing meetings for a Living Wage in New York City.
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