May 1 General Strike – Participating Restaurants!

We are gathering steam for a city-wide strike in support of immigrant rights on May 1, 2017. Building on the recent day without immigrants, we want to send a strong message about how crucial immigrant labor and rights are to our city, its economy, and make it clear that the Philadelphia restaurant community supports the lives of all Philadelphians. There will be a big party that day at Bok in South Philly to celebrate immigrant workers and all the restaurants who close for the day.

We’re gathering names of restaurants that are willing to close May 1 in solidarity. Have a conversation with restaurants around you and add your results here! And, support the strike by cooking at home or coming to the party – don’t eat out!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CMQSzlwdXqphg_wuYQPxiMYAAjE2MMdjSUUaFkVwGSM/edit?usp=sharing

Want some ideas about what to say? See below!


CANVASSING SCRIPT

Ask for the manager, chef, or owner of the restaurant!

I’m part of a group of concerned Philadelphians gathering steam for a city-wide strike in support of immigrant rights on May 1. Building on the recent day without immigrants, we want to send a strong message about how crucial immigrant labor and rights are to our city, its economy, and make it clear that the Philadelphia restaurant community supports the lives of all Philadelphians. Are you willing to close May 1 in solidarity? There will be a big party that day at Bok in South Philly to celebrate immigrant workers and all the restaurants who close for the day. Can we count on you to close May 1?

If they express doubt about doing this:

Lots of your peer restaurants have already committed to close – Le Virtu, Sate Kampar, South Philly Barbacoa, and Hungry Pigeon are examples. We will be funneling lots of positive press to restaurants who make commitments to close. It’s your responsibility to stand up for your staff and other workers whose rights are being threatened every day. Can we count you in?

If they suggest they can’t lose the revenue:

South Philly Barbacoa’s nonprofit, the Popular Alliance for Undocumented Workers’ Rights made some donation jars for restaurants who want to close to raise money to cover costs – would that help you commit? Remember, May 1 is also a Monday, so its probably one of your slower days, right?

 

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