Fast-Food Strikes Set For Cities Nationwide

Source: AP / ABC News

Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries might run into striking workers instead.

Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s to pay workers higher wages.

It’s expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far was over the summer when about 2,200 of the nation’s millions of fast-food workers staged a one-day strike in seven cities.

Thursday’s planned walkouts follow a series of strikes that began last November in New York City, then spread to cities including Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Workers say they want $15 an hour, which would be about $31,000 a year for full-time employees. That’s more than double the federal minimum wage, which many fast food workers make, of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year.

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  • Brad

    Eat at locally owned establishments… keep your money in the community!

  • Laverne

    What this article should point out is that over 98% of fast food employees are NOT full-time. It’s strategy to employ only P/T to avoid paying benefits and such. And for most of these employees, it’s tough for them to get 2nd job because of the varying schedule. So pretty much, they work hard for about $10K a year and Micky D’s gets all the dough. And the government continues to pay to bridge the gap with welfare.

    And then you have places, like Walmart, where they TELL their employees to get on welfare since they aren’t going to pay enough to live on.

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