Fast Food Forward Organizes NYC Strike Over Low Wages
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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NYTimes.com

New York fast food workers who say they can’t live off of minimum wage are protesting restaurants for higher wages. Joining a fast-food labor campaign called Fast Food Forward, workers (who are paid a minimum wage of $7.25) are going on strike at many restaurants such as Wendy’s, Taco Bell and Burger King for paying wages workers struggle to live on.

Between 400 and 500 fast-food employees in New York City are expected to take part in a one-day citywide strike. The organizers behind Fast Food Forward are calling for an industry wage of $15 an hour in New York City.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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