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    Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    The world’s largest protest of fast-food workers kicked off Thursday with workers demonstrating in 150 cities in the United States and more than 30 other countries. The protesters are demanding better pay in a global rallying cry against rising income inequality, continuing on the heels of an 18-month-long labor campaign for higher fast-food wages in America.In the U.S., organizers said thousands who wanted their pay increased to $15 per hour participated in the labor action and were joined by other McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC workers in countries such as Brazil, New Zealand and Morocco, taking a stand for the first time, according to a statement from activist group Fast Food Forward, which is helping coordinate the protests.

    Workers take part in a fast-food protest in Tokyo. Toru Hanai/Reuters
    Kendall Fells, leader of Fast Food Forward, told Al Jazeera that the dozens of New York City workers who walked off their jobs in November 2012 have now launched a global movement to raise the wages of fast-food workers and continue the conversation on income inequality.
    “It’s a sign of the times, and people are struggling,” he said. "If we want to get the economy back on track, we need to get more money in the pockets of people. People around the country thought we were crazy to ask for $15, but now Seattle has [proposed] this."













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    One of the biggest protests globally in solidarity with eachother all revolving around raising the minimum wage. I support these protests, and believe not only should the minimum wage but one of the most profitable industires should be paying their employees much much better. Im behind the $15 demand.


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    One of the biggest protests globally in solidarity with eachother all revolving around raising the minimum wage. I support these protests, and believe not only should the minimum wage but one of the most profitable industires should be paying their employees much much better. Im behind the $15 demand.
    Wow amazing. I support them.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    I hope it succeeds, I would like to see the fast food market demolished.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Wow amazing. I support them.
    Good, now really DO that. Go to a fast food place every day, order something small, and then tip all the employees 300%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I hope it succeeds, I would like to see the fast food market demolished.
    Precisely. Who cares if those young folks and those with two jobs are out of work, right?

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Good, now really DO that. Go to a fast food place every day, order something small, and then tip all the employees 300%.
    Most if not all fast food restaurants do not accept tips. Worked at Subway for some time during highschool and we were told never to accept tips.


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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Most if not all fast food restaurants do not accept tips. Worked at Subway for some time during highschool and we were told never to accept tips.
    A good socialist will find some way to get that tip to them - I mean if you're really serious about supporting them.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Good, now really DO that. Go to a fast food place every day, order something small, and then tip all the employees 300%.
    i tip if there is a jar. I work at a restaurant. I definitely understand the struggle.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Precisely. Who cares if those young folks and those with two jobs are out of work, right?
    Let them get a job that doesn't poison people. Down with fast food.

    If this succeeds, I'll get my wish - there will no longer be a fast food market.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    A good socialist will find some way to get that tip to them - I mean if you're really serious about supporting them.
    Yea because its about socialism. I just think they should get paid a $15 wage because it keeps up with productivity and inflation, and its also because ifs liveable, and allows more purchasing power.


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