On Thursday, September 4th, fast food workers across the nation went on strike for a $15 an hour wage in more than 100 cities. For the last year fast food workers have been walking out and the campaign is building to what is the largest strike yet in the campaign. Reportedly, arrests are being made: in New York City already 21 have been arrested and in Detroit 50 were arrested. The campaign has been escalating in size and tactics, this is the seventh in a series of one-day strikes and civil resistance will be a major ingredient of the protests. The first fast food worker walk out was held in New York City in November, 2012. Also joining the protests were home care workers seeking a living wage. Home care workers will be joining the strikes in six cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Seattle. Workers are also complaining about working conditions, stolen wages and the need for collective bargaining.
All the photos below are from Twitter, #fastfoodstrike.