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Fast Food Workers Strike In NYC

Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.

Strikers are demanding a pay increase to $15 an hour.

Fast food workers staged a walkout in New York City Thursday morning at 6 a.m., a rare occurrence for the mostly union-free industry.

Employees of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, Domino’s, Papa John’s and KFC all participated.

New York Communities for Change helped organize the strike, arguing that workers are unable to live on the low wages paid in fast food, and that workers were offered no benefits.

New York City’s fast food sector has grown 55 percent in the past 12 years. However, workers say pay has not kept pace.

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  • In rare strike, NYC fast food workers walk out (
  • Fast-food workers walk out in N.Y. amid rising U.S. labor unrest (Los Angeles Times)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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