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New York City Fast Food Workers Organize City-Wide Strike

Fast food employees began picketing New York City chain restaurants, including McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC, demanding better wages and the right to organize a union.

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New York City fast food workers this morning planned to walk off the job in what organizers promised would be the largest-ever strike against the fast-growing, virtually union-free industry. The workers are demanding that chains like McDonald's and Wendy's raise their wages to $15 an hour and allow them to organize a union without retaliation. The campaign expected over 400 workers from 50-some stores to participate in the surprise strike, doubling the size of their previous walkout and potentially shutting down several fast food restaurants for the day.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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