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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Fast-food workers say they’ll strike Thursday for higher wages

A group that helped organize fast-food worker protests last year says fast-food workers will again strike Thursday to call on corporations to pay employees a $15 minimum wage.

Throughout the day, fast-food workers across Seattle are expected to either walk off their jobs or not come in to work “as part of a global movement of workers” demanding higher wages, Working Washington said.

The exact strike locations have not been announced, but non-managerial workers at the McDonald’s in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood walked off the job this evening, according to Working Washington.

Rallies are supposed to begin at 6:30 a.m. at Cal Anderson Park and 4 p.m. at Westlake Park.

The organization 15 Now will launch its signature-gathering efforts Thursday to put a $15 minimum-wage charter amendment on the November ballot. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will be among the first to sign the petition outside the McDonald’s at Third Avenue and Pine Street.

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