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Fast-food workers in hundreds of U.S. cities staged a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand higher wages, saying the pay was too low to feed a family and forced most to accept public assistance.
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Two men dressed as Ronald McDonald dance with other picketers demonstrating outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, Calif., as fast food workers across the nation strike for a $15 minimum wage, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Karina McClain, a cashier at fast food chain Checkers in New York City, didn't show up for her shift on Thursday.
Many of them held signs stating, "Jobs with justice" and "Fair wages now", sometimes getting a supportive honk from passing motorists.
All over the city today, protesters were out in a full show of support for fast food workers in search of fairer wages and the right to unionize.
Fast food workers staged a one-day strike in 100 cities across the country on Thursday, with workers joining the largest ever action to protest the industry's low wages in places such as New York City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. Striking workers demanded wage raises to $15 an hour and the right to form a union, calling the current ... (more)
It used to be a right of passage to work at a fast food restaurant as a teenager but times have changed and many teenagers try their hardest to avoid having to sling burgers and fries.
More than 200 protesters waved signs, bounced and shouted chants passionately in unison outside a McDonald's on and other nearby fast food restaurants on Seven Mile near the Lodge Freeway in Detroit Thursday.
Organizers with Atlanta Jobs With Justice say the group is joining workers in cities nationwide Thursday to push for salaries of $15 an hour.
The first, historic fast food strike was November 29, 2012, in New York City. Now it's spread across the country to 100 cities.
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Pushing for better pay, fast food workers are walking off the job and leading another round of rallies, including here in Tampa Bay.
Fast food workers here in Rhode Island will join 100 cities across the country to fight for higher minimum wages.
Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
Organizers say fast food restaurant workers in 100 U.S. cities will walk off the job Thursday, as part of a continuing push to raise wages above $15 an hour in the industry and secure the right to unionize.
We definitely can see how hard people work and that many of the workers are older -- many are trying to take care of their families.