Fast-Food Workers are Going on Strike Thursday

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fast-food workers are ready to strike this Thursday in 100 cities across the country. With the median age being 29, and over one-fourth are parents, workers are striking for higher wages so they can support their families.  Read more about the planned strikes in this New York Times article:

Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets - New York Times

Meet Eduardo Shoy, he is 58 and earns minimum wage in New York City. Mr. Shoy is employed at KFC and Pizza Hut, working 70 hours a week to support his wife and two children. Read this New York Times article of Mr. Shoy explaining how hard it is to live paycheck-to-paycheck:

Life on $7.25 an Hour - New York Times

Taxpayers are spending $7 billion a year to supplement the wages of fast-food workers, through programs like food stamps, Medicaid and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Why shouldn't fast-food restaurants foot the bill by paying their workers livable wages?

Fast-food workers plan a new wave of walkouts across the nation - Washington Post

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