by Ethan A. Huff, Natural News:
Thousands of service sector employees in at least seven major U.S. cities walked off the job recently in protest of wages they say are far too low to make an honest living. Workers at McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and KFC locations across America skipped work in solidarity on July 29 to call for a near-doubling of the current average hourly rate for fast food workers, which hovers around $8 per hour.
This latest walk-off piggybacks earlier ones that took place in both New York City and Detroit back in April, when protesters took to the streets to demand “living” wages, that is, wages that would allow them to live more comfortably. Some fast food employers responded to this rallying cry by slightly increasing employees’ wages and offering them more hours, but this was apparently not enough to meet their demands.
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