A Thousand Fast Food Workers Strike For Increased Minimum Wage Over MLK Weekend

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Roughly 1,000 American fast food workers around the country went on strike Friday to protest for a $15 minimum wage and demand union rights in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, organizers said.

The progressive group Fight For $15 called for and celebrated the strike Friday and encouraged fast food workers nationwide to join the strike and protest low wages. There were demonstrations in more than 15 cities including Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, CNN Business reported.

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