Not lovin’ it: Fast food workers bite back with worldwide May 15 strike

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May 15th has been declared a global day of solidarity for fast food workers in 150 US cities and 33 countries who will be holding rallies in an effort to boost the minimum wage to $15 per hour and other demands.While embracing globalization has led to massive profits for the fast food giants and their top executives, the phenomenon also has the power to unite hungry workers from around the world in their quest for a fair living wage and democratic representation. Spanning five continents, the global movement will bring together thousands of employees from the industry’s heavy hitters who have not only revolutionized the way the world eats, but are now an integral part of the labor market: McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC. Ron Oswald, general secretary of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF), said US fast food workers had inspired employees in the industry around the world to join them “in a fight for higher pay and better rights on the job.”

For full report read …… http://rt.com/news/159072-strike-wage-us-fastfood/

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