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FAST FOOD PROTESTS
Organizers of fast-food protests plan global day of actions to intensify pressure
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:51 AM EDT
Labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell.
The campaign comes as President Barack Obama works to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, which translates to about $15,000 a year for a full-time job.
The protests have captured media attention at a time when the gap between the rich and poor has widened. Protest turnouts have varied widely, however.