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Fast-Food Wage Protests
Fast-food workers' minimum-wage protests go global
Fast-food workers' minimum-wage protests go global

Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest such protest of its kind. The movement, which began as a single walkout in New York in 2012 before sprawling across the U.S. last year, will spark gatherings Thursday in 150 U.S. cities as well as 33 countries on six continents, according to planners.  Protesters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form unions without retaliation from bosses. In the U.S., where union ranks are thinning, the fast-food strikes have been called an attempt by labor leaders to boost membership. On Thursday, the libertarian Cato Institute said that paying...

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