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  • New York fast food workers strike over low wages [want $15/hr]

    12/01/2012 7:15:07 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 165 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Thursday 29 November 2012 19.32 EST | Gizelle Lugo
    Hundreds of fast food workers at New York City branches of McDonald's, Burger King and other big-name chains have staged a walk out in protest of low wages. The strike, organised by pressure group New York Communities for Change (NYCC), was part of an attempt to gain union recognition for staff at fast food outlets in the city. "So many people in our neighbourhoods work at fast food restaurants and make poverty wages so low people can't put food on the table, put clothes on their kids' back or even afford the train ride to work." The group staged a...