jeudi 29 août 2013

US fast-food workers on strike over pay

US fast-food workers pay

Fast-food workers in dozens of US cities are on strike, union leaders say, in what could be one of the industry's biggest walkouts.

Workers want to be paid $15 (£10) an hour, double the rate for many employees at fast-food chains.

In New York City, about 300 protesters flooded into a McDonald's near the Empire State Building.

The strike comes amid calls by President Barack Obama and some lawmakers to raise the US minimum wage.

Read more... Those members of Congress suggest bringing the current rate up to $9 an hour from $7.25, previously set in 2009.

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