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More Fast-Food Strikes Planned This Week

July 29, 2013

Activists and fast-food workers are planning more protests for higher wages this week.

Less than two months after workers walked out of dozens of fast-food restaurants in May, a new round of walkouts and street marches are set for to start Monday in the St. Louis area. Organizers say there could be walkouts at as many as 50 stores, and have a rally planned for Kiener Plaza downtown Tuesday afternoon.

The push is part of a broader national campaign for higher wages and better working conditions for fast-food workers. Similar protests are planned this week in at least six other cities, including Chicago and Kansas City.

Source: (c)2013 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Distributed by MCT Information Services

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