Fight For $15 Fighter Yasmin Fernandez’s Spirit Will Live Forever!

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our sister, Yasmin Fernandez.

Originally from Mexico, Yasmin came to this country in 2006 and worked as a fast food worker for over 11 years. She was a passionate advocate for her co-workers and community and instrumental in building the Fight for 15 movement in San Jose.

Help Yasmin’s family deal with this unexpected tragedy

YasminAn LGBTQ Latinx immigrant, fearless leader, and tireless organizer, Yasmin embodied everything this movement stands for.

On Thursday September 14, Yasmin collapsed while working sick (due to short staff) and had a heart attack. After being rushed to the hospital she fell into a coma. After doctors determined that she would not regain consciousness, and with the the approval of her family and partner, Yasmin was removed from life support and passed away peacefully.

Please give today and help Yasmin’s family defray the cost of her untimely funeral.

For me, her passing is more than tragically losing a union Sister. Yasmin was my partner and my inspiration to go on strike and fight for what we deserve. She fought for union rights because she didn’t want any worker to be forced to work sick, be paid poverty wages, or be denied basic human dignity on the job.

I ask that you honor her strength, integrity and intention by giving generously to help defray the costs of reuniting Yasmin with her family in Mexico so her family can celebrate her life.

Every amount and every kind comment is deeply appreciated and helps.

Rest in power, Yasmin.

Blanca Rodriguez
McDonald’sStriker
Fight for 15 NorCal

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