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Fast-Food Workers Strike for Higher Wages in U.S. Cities

Bloomberg (07/29/13) Leslie Patton

Thousands of fast-food workers from McDonald’s Corp., Wendy’s Co., and other eateries went on strike July 29 in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, and several other cities to push for higher wages and the ability to unionize without retaliation. Workers from Burger King Worldwide Inc., Domino’s Pizza Inc., and Subway are expected to strike this week as well. Experts say the “occupy” movement has made these workers more aware of income inequality.