Fast Food Strikes come to Pittsburgh

Over the last year Fast Food workers across the country have been striking to demand $15 and a union.

On December 5th, workers in Pittsburgh joined workers in hundreds of cities across the United States to demand a living wage that will allow them to support themselves and their families.

It was the first time fast food workers stood up for living wages in Pittsburgh with workers all over the region walking off the job.

Here are some of the highlights:

The first strike took place at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Market Square at 6am. Enough workers walked of the job that the store was closed.

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More than a hundred community members rallied in Market Square in support of the workers in full view of the huge press coverage from multiple television stations.

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The rally moved to the McDonald’s on Forbes and Stanwix. Activists took over the lobby and chanted for raised wages from one of the largest low wage employers in the world.

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Later that afternoon the next strike took place on the North Side where workers from the Wendy’s and McDonald’s walked off the job and rallied despite the rainy, overcast conditions.

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This was a huge deal and got a massive amount of press coverage in this city and around the country.

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes
WPXI

Fast Food Workers Across Country Protest Federal Minimum Wage
KDKA

Fast-Food Protests Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
WTAE

Some fast-food workers strike in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times

Dozens of workers strike outside Downtown fast-food locations
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

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