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Fast-food worker strike spreads to Chicago

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers went on strike in Chicago Wednesday morning in a labor action consciously modeled on New York City’s fast food workers campaign and the nationwide Walmart strike which occurred last Thanksgiving. The Chicago strikers—who include workers from McDonald’s, Subway, Macy’s, Sears, and Victoria’s Secret—are demanding a wage floor of $15 an hour and the right to form a union….

Hernandez, who said he lives “paycheck-to-paycheck,” joined the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago (WOCC) after being approached by a coworker. That workers organization, with the support of other local workers groups and unions, is leading the Fight for 15 campaign to raise wages and form a union.

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