Fast Food Workers Strike
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From the LeftFast-Food Protests Return Amid Push For Wage Hikes
Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But by late afternoon, it was unclear what the actual turnout was or how many of the participants were workers. At targeted restaurants, the disruptions seemed minimal or temporary.
From the RightThe Video Every Fast Food Striker Should Watch
Hard work and a good attitude go a long way in life, entitlement does not. Meet 11-year old Madison Root from Portland, Oregon. In an effort to pay for her braces, Root collected mistletoe and tried to sell it in a public park. Because she didn't a have a license, she was told to stop due to being in violation of city ordinance. Last night, Root explained on The Kelly File.
From the LeftHere's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week
In fact, it takes a wage of $10.20 per hour to afford basic expenses like rent, food and utilities in America's cheapest place to live, according to an analysis from Wider Opportunities for Women. Nationally it takes $14.17 per hour to survive.