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National Fast Food Workers Strike Is Happening Today

If you’re heading out to grab a burger at lunch this afternoon, you may notice that many fast food restaurants aren’t open for business today. Employees across several major cities are taking part in a massive fast food workers strike today, protesting their low wages and fighting for the right to organize as a labor group without the risk of losing their jobs. Currently, the average hourly wage for an American fast food worker is just $9 an hour—the annual income comes out to about $4,500 under the poverty threshold for a family of four. Workers are asking that fast food companies increase the industry’s minimum wage to $15 an hour …

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