A direct action inside a Wendy’s in Warwick today was Rhode Island’s first in the nationwide Fight For 15 effort to unionize fast food workers. But it won’t be the last, organizers said. Expect more local protests and more fast food workers to organize in the weeks and months to comes, they said.
About 30 people entered the Wendy’s on Warwick Ave, including at least five employees, and delivered a list of demands for better working conditions. When the group began chanting, management had police ask the crowd to leave, which they did.
I caught up with two of the Wendy’s employees afterwards: