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Here's What You Need To Know About Today's Nationwide Strikes

Thousands of fast-food, home-care, and Verizon workers have walked off the job.

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The workers are striking in more than 300 cities across the country.

WATCH: It's so lit this morning in our strike lines that we're doing backflips #FightFor15 🔥🔥🔥🔥✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽

Members of Black Lives Matter are marching in solidarity.

Marching band with @fightfor15 plays in solidarity with #AkaiGurley! #FightFor15 #BlackWorkMatters

The April 14 strikes are dedicated to Jeffrey Pendleton, a Burger King worker who died in police custody last month after he couldn’t afford a $100 bail. #fightfor15 activist & leader @SEIU509 #sayhisname #JeffreyPendleton died in jail.Why?


Home-care workers are also on strike.

$7.25 has got to go! Child care, home care & striking fast food workers outside McDonalds in Durham, NC! #FightFor15

As well as nursing home workers and adjunct professors.

Nursing home workers rally here at Loyola in solidarity with adjuncts and fast-food workers. #NursingHomes15


Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders expressed support for the strikers in a statement, in advance of tonight's debate in Brooklyn.

I applaud the workers who are today demanding $15 an hour and a union. #FightFor15

Workers have been striking since 6 a.m.

#RVA is fired up this morning for $15 #FightFor15

Overseas, a fight for 1500 yen has also taken off in Japan.

4.16のエキタスのデモは、4.14に世界300以上の都市で行われる.@fightfor15 のアクションに連帯します。Let's stand up together📢🏃🏃🏃✊💴✊💵

Cora Lewis is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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