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Fast food workers prepare for nationwide strike

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Boston Globe: Thousands of workers in 50 U.S. cities are expected to take part in a one-day strike Thursday, demanding $15-an-hour wages and the right to unionize.

The fast-food employees’ uprising has been gaining momentum since a few hundred workers staged a one-day strike in New York in November, followed by demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and several major Midwestern cities this summer.

Their movement is part of a mounting wave of actions by low-wage-workers, including picketing at more than 1,000 Walmart stores on Black Friday last November and an appeal by airport contract workers for better working conditions.

Read more at The Boston Globe.

 

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