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Workers: We Need a Living Wage!

DSCN2955Last week, hundreds of fast-foodworkers walked off their jobs in New York as part of an unprecedented week of strikes in seven cities across the country that’s hitting Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Flint, Michigan. The workers, seen here on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, are calling for a $15 per-hour-wage, the right to form a union without retaliation, and an end to abusive labor practices. Said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): “Companies like Burger King and McDonald’s are part of a $200 billion industry, but pay their workers so little many of them qualify for food stamps and other forms of public assistance.” (Photo credit: Bernice Elizabeth Green)

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