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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BREAKING: Charlotte fast-food workers participate in nationwide strike Thursday

Editor's Note: This post has been updated.

A day after the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, fast-food workers from 50 cities - including Charlotte - are expected to walk off their jobs as part of a strike calling for $15 an hour wages and the right to form unions without retaliation.

According to a release:

In North Carolina there are 124,660 fast-food workers. The median wage is $8.56. An adult with one child needs to make $20.07 an hour working full time in the Raleigh area just to afford the basics, according to a model developed by a professor at MIT.

In addition to Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Charlotte, strikes will hit cities all over the country, including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York, Oakland, and Tampa.

Charlotte's strike begins Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. at 5400 South Blvd., at the corner of Grover Road and South.

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