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By Black Radio Network Staff        

           NEW YORK - Thousands of workers from McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and other fast food outlets nationally are striking today to seek better wages.  Dozens have been arrested in New York, Chicago and Detroit on charges of disorderly conduct.

          The 150 city protests, sponsored by labor organizations, are part of the "Fight for $15" campaign to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour.  Leaders of the movement point out that the minimum wage amounts to $15,000 a year salary for a 40 hour work week.  "That amounts to the poverty line," one protester noted.

          President Obama took note of today’s event when he spoke during a Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee.

          Said the President: "There's a national movement going on made up of fast food workers organizing to lift wages so they can provide for families with pride and dignity.  If I were busting my butt in the service industry and wanted an honest day's pay for an honest day's work, I'd join a union."


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