4/25/2013 10:41:00 AM

Fast Food Strike Spreads to Chicago

NYC's Fast Food strike earlier this month; Photo by Graham Kates
Weeks after 400 workers walked out in an NYC fast food strike (the biggest ever strike in the industry's history), the air of discontent has spread to the Windy City as hundreds of workers at national chains like McDonald's, Subway and Dunkin' Donuts walked off the job yesterday. The strike was part of a fast food and retail movement that included national stores like Macy's, Sears and Victoria's Secret, all in protest of the minimum wage, calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union. In a press statement, McDonald's worker Tyree Johnson said, “It would take me about 777 years to earn as much as the McDonald’s CEO made last year. “I’m not asking for all that, just for enough to pay my train fare without having to worry about taking food off the table.” What side of the issue are you on? Let us know in the comments and check out a video of the strike here.


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