Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide
Posted in the Lucedale Forum
#1 Aug 29, 2013
Hurry and get your burgers now.
Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.
Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonalds, Taco Bell and Wendys to pay workers higher wages.
Its expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far was over the summer when about 2,200 of the nations millions of fast-food workers staged a one-day strike in seven cities.
Thursdays planned walkouts follow a series of strikes that began last November in New York City, then spread to cities including Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Workers say they want $15 an hour, which would be about $31,000 a year for full-time employees. Thats more than double the federal minimum wage, which many fast food workers make, of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year.
Add your comments below
|Mary Loper Case (May '12)||Fri||Wondering||41|
|Leonard Dunnam||Jul 26||Pearly blacks||1|
|Building Permit (Jan '11)||Jun '16||Ponderosa1969||10|
Find what you want!
Search Lucedale Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC