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Fight for $15 and a Union Spreads to Milwaukee as Fast Food Workers Strike in 5th Major U.S. City


Milwaukee fast food workers took action last Wednesday calling attention to poverty wages and poor working conditions.  Hundreds of workers from fast food and retail stores including Burger King, McDonald’s, Popeye’s and Dollar Tree walked off the job in solidarity in the fight for $15 an hour and a union. 

 Tessie Harrell, a mother of six who has worked at Burger King for five years explained, “If we don’t stand up today we are always going to be on the downfall.  We work hard for $7.25 and we are standing together to say we are worth more.  We need to pay our bills; ...