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Recap of Dec. 5th Fast Food Strike

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Fast food workers and their supporters in cities across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia rose up last week, joining strikes and rallies in more than 100 cities nationwide.

"What do we want? $15! When do we want it? Now!" #FastFood workers are fired up in Durham, NC!

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) December 5, 2013

Workers at McDonald's, Burger King, and other fast food restaurants who know they cannot survive on $7.25 and are tired of working hard and hardly getting by - many still having to rely on public assistance to make ends meet - and have finally reached their resistance point.

"Hold the burgers. Hold the fries. Make our WAGES super sized!" #fastfoodstrikes in Durham, NC.

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) December 5, 2013


At actions in Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh, fast food workers and community members stood up to demand $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. Hear what that sounded like inside a McDonald's in Durham:

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Fast food strikes are for our future, for our families, and for rebuilding the middle class. Learn more and show your support: Join NC Raise Up!