TODAY   |  August 29, 2013

Fast-food workers strike for higher wages

A strike among fast-food workers began today in as many as 50 U.S. cities. Employees at chains like McDonald’s are fighting to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour.

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>>> today a word of warning. workers at fast food restaurants like mcdonald's are taking part in a nationwide strike today in as many as 50 cities. workers are looking for higher wages. they are asking for $15 an hour increase up from $7.25 which is the current federal minimum wage .