Fast food workers to strike over minimum wage dispute

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Chicago workers strike at fast-food and major retail chains

Workers strike hits fast-food and major retail chains in downtown Chicago in hopes of getting paid more than the state’s minimum wage of $8.25 per hour.

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Hundreds of fast food workers in 150 cities across the country plan to strike and protest on Thursday, the latest effort to push companies like McDonald’s to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, organizers said Monday.

The plan includes participating in civil disobedience. The workers involved are willing to be arrested to get their message across, organizers in the Fight for $15 movement said.

Employees from chains including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s, Burger King and KFC plan to take part in the protests, along with home care workers and community supporters.

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