Striking Fast Food Workers Arrested Across USA

Starship Earth: The Big Picture

It used to be that full-time minimum wage job was enough to afford food and housing. Today, it is simply not true. While the price of a hamburger is seven or eight times what it was 15 or 20 years ago, wages have not kept-up, accordingly. -LW

(Reuters) – U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan’s Times Square to Los Angeles.

About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

They hoisted placards reading “Stick together for $15 and union rights,” and some held a sit-in at a McDonald’s restaurant, prompting 19 arrests for disorderly conduct.

Sit-ins also were held in other cities, and organizers said 465 arrests were made among protesters from Chicago…

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