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Fast food protesters wage war on low pay

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Billion dollar companies *can* afford to pay a living wage. Without earning a living wage, many food workers receive supplemental food assistance (formerly know as  food stamps).

Eatocracy

Fast food protests aren’t going away.

Organizers say fast food restaurant workers in 100 U.S. cities will walk off the job Thursday, as part of a continuing push to raise wages above $15 an hour in the industry and secure the right to unionize.

The movement began with a small walkout in New York City last year and has since gathered momentum. Strikes this past August drew fast food workers in 60 cities, organizers said.

The National Restaurant Association contends that the demonstrations are a “coordinated PR campaign engineered by national labor groups,” and that “relatively few restaurant workers have participated” in past demonstrations.

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