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Fast food workers in south joining strike for higher wages

Fast food strike

Fast food workers in the south are now joining the fight for better wages.

A nationwide strike is scheduled Thursday in seven southern cities like Memphis, Raleigh and Tampa.

Workers are demanding higher wages and the right to unionize.

The current median pay for fast-food workers across the country is just over $9 an hour, about $18,500 a year.

That’s nearly $5,000 below the poverty line.

Many workers are asking to be paid a minimum of $15 an hour, more than double the minimum wage.


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