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Fast-food strikes hit 6 continents today

Fast-food strikes hit 6 continents today
Posted Thursday, May 15th 2014 @ 2pm  by Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – If you want it your way, it might not be right away today. Fast-food industry workers are again striking today, in McDonald's, KFCs, and other chains in some 150 American cities. But the movement for $15 hourly pay is also going global this time, reports the New York Times,targeting 80 cities in more than 30 countries—Casablanca, Dublin, Seoul, and Venice among them—and ultimately hitting six continents, USA Today reports. "It’s a global economy, so they’re saying, ‘Why not go overseas to make it into a global fight?'" says a labor relations professor at Cornell. "They’re trying to create a global protest movement."

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