Fast-Food Workers in 100 Cities Walk Off the Job Today

News & Politics
Fast food workers in 100 cities are walking off the job today, supported by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, to protest for fair wages and the right to unionize. The demonstrations, organized by coalitions including Fast Food Forward, Fight for 15 and the Service Employees International Union, will also feature sit-ins.
The restaurant industry employs 10.6 million Americans, one in six of whom live below the poverty line, according to new findings at the Economic Policy Institute by Department of Labor Chief Economist and Top Wonk Heidi Shierholz. 
Sign Low Pay Is Not Ok's petition, calling for $15 an hour wages and the ability to form a union without intimidation. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is poised to propose a $13.50 hourly minimum wage.

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