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  1. Fast Food Workers Set Fair Wage Strike

    Terrance Wise worked 16-hour days, but that still wasn’t enough to keep his family from losing their apartment. If the Burger King where he works can take in $1,200 in an hour, why is the payroll only $60, he asks. Wise has emerged as one of the leaders of a movement agitating for $15 an hour nationwide. Business reps say such requirements would force small restaurants and shops to close. But employees want action, and strikes are planned in 150 cities this afternoon.

    NYT, Al Jazeera

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