fast food strike

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Fast-food workers and union activists in Seattle and Tacoma joined a nationwide rally Thursday aimed to bring attention to a drive for a $15 minimum wage.

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Fast food workers have begun striking in Seattle this morning. According to organizers, strike lines will take place at several coffee spots around the downtown area.

The Future Of Labor Movements In America

Aug 1, 2013

Fast food workers around the country are agitating for higher wages and better working conditions. Here in Seattle, workers are trying to get fast food restaurant managers arrested for the crime of wage theft. Ross Reynolds hears from New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse about what these protests say about the state of labor in America. Greenhouse recently reported on the fast food strikes in the New York Times.

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It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. We review what the legislature plans to do with state infrastructure following the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge. The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public record laws when it withheld an internal memo from the Seattle Times following the 2012 May Day demonstrations. Fast food workers across Seattle went on a 24-hour strike in solidarity with fast food workers from around the country.

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