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“The fast-food workers are fighting for all of us,” said Mary Kay Henry, president of SEIU. “SEIU members, like all service sector workers, are worse off when large fast-food and retail companies are able to hold down wages and push down benefit standards for working people.
That’s why SEIU members are proud to stand with fast food and retail workers who are taking a stand for higher wages that will boost the economy for all of us.”
Several national labor groups across the country are supporting the campaign.
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Fast-food workers in seven cities join forces for unprecedented week of strikes
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Joining forces, thousands of low-wage workers walked off their jobs this week in an unprecedented wave of strikes in seven cities across the country. Workers who went on strike in the spring in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Milwaukee joined by fast-food workers in Kansas City and Flint, as the fight for $15, the right to form a union without retaliation and the end of unfair labor practices gets bigger, bolder and stronger.
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Fast food workers in Milwaukee walk off the job, call for wage increase, right to a union without retaliation
Inspired by recent workplace actions in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit, low-wage workers in Milwaukee joined the nationwide movement for a living wage Wednesday by walking off the job. Workers are calling for a wage increase and the right to form a union free from employer harassment or retaliation.
Hundreds of workers walked off the job at places like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Old Country Buffet …