Manifesto of the Fast Food Worker – Socialist Alternative (U.S.) (2003)

1990-2010, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Privatization, Strike, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, The Workplace, Workers

The Manifesto of the Fast Food Worker was published in 2003 by U.S. based group, the Socialist Alternative. This piece is broken into an introduction, the history and economics of the fast food industry, the treatment of its workers, and their demands and organizing strategy, ultimately demanding for socialism and blaming capitalism.

“As members of Socialist Alternative, a democratic socialist group active in the Seattle/Tacoma area, we have been involved from the beginning in helping organize the union drive at Pizza Hut. Our aims were identical with its workers: to attempt to enable it to be as strong and powerful as possible.”