Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Fastfood workers plan sit-ins on Thursday; home care workers join fight

On Thursday, fastfood workers in the US will go on strike in over a 100 cities and will stage nonviolent civil disobedience in over a dozen cities, Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times reports. In addition, thousands of home care workers will march alongside fastfood workers, further broadening the movement for $15 per hour into a social movement.
Earlier this week, President Obama referred to the fastfood workers’ fight, adding that if he’d work in the service sector and “wanted an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, I’d join a union”.

Update - here’s a report on the actions.

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