Fast Food Workers Strike in Time for Labor Day

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"In fact, nearly half of restaurant workers are teenagers and more than 70 percent are younger than 25 who look to the industry for jobs where they can have a flexible schedule while earning an income," Pappas continued.

The National Retail Federation said in a statement Thursday that the protests constituted “yet more theater orchestrated by organized labor, for organized labor.”

The current minimum wage is $7.25 which was set in place in 2009.

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