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Walkouts for wages hit fast food chains across the US

Issue No. 2383

Fast food workers in cities across the US struck on Thursday of last week against poverty pay and for the right to be in a union.

Unions want a decent minimum wage of £9.19 ($15) an hour. The current one is less than half that.

The walkout hit fast food chains including Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonald’s. 

Many of the workers joined rallies during the 24-hour strike, which followed a national strike in August.

Striker Kachelle Krump works at Burger King and said she wanted to work more hours than she was being offered.

“I have a child who is seven years old,” she told the BBC.

“She’s in school, she needs things.” 

Kachelle said Burger King was “a billion dollar company. Share a little.” 


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Tue 10 Dec 2013, 17:47 GMT
Issue No. 2383
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