U.S. fast-food workers protest, demand a ‘living wage’

Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thursday,
in the largest protest of an almost year-long campaign to raise service sector wages.

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

Article ReprintA man participates in a march outside a Wendy's restaurant in Boston

Rallies were held in cities from New York to Oakland and stretched into the South, historically difficult territory for organized labor.

The striking workers say they want to unionize without retaliation in order to collectively bargain for a “living wage.”

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