Fast-Food Workers Back on the Job

After an unprecedented worker strike yesterday, workers returned to work with local support
Staff Writer
Fast Food Forward


After workers at dozens of New York City fast-food joints walked out of their jobs yesterday to bring attention to their minimum wage pay and inability to form a union, workers returned to the jobs starting at 6 a.m. this morning.

"There were dozens of clergy and leaders who walked the workers back to work this morning," a representative told us. "So far most of them have gone smoothly."

By law, the restaurants had to take the workers back after the strike; a Wendy's in Brooklyn fired a worker earlier this morning, but after community support and protest, the worker is back on the job.

The protestors are fighting for $15 an hour instead of the current minimum wage of $7.25. Workers at McDonald's, Burger King, Papa John's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, Wendy's, and Domino's participated. The movement, called Fast Food Forward, hopes parties supporting them will sign a petition to raise wages and gain rights, such as the right to form a union.

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