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Fast Food Protest Planned On Thursday In 100 Cities

Fast Food Workers Organize Nationwide Walkout
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Protesters are calling for pay of $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility.

It’s not clear what the actual turnout will be, or whether the walkouts will be enough to disrupt restaurant operations. Similar actions this summer had varying results, with some restaurants briefly unable to serve customers and others seemingly unaffected.


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