Since last December, protests by quick-service restaurant workers demanding higher wages and the right to unionize have become commonplace, occurring regularly at select sites nationwide and culminating on Aug. 29 in a 60-city blitz. At issue are pay rates that put workers below the poverty level and the ability to effectively advocate for better benefits, according to protesters. To rectify the situation, protesters are calling for wages of $15 per hour — more than double the ...

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