Fast Food Workers on Strike Across the Country

Fast food restaurant workers across the country went on strike Aug. 29 to ask for better pay and fair work practices. Click to see images from protesters around the nation.

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Protesting fast food workers demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant on New York's Fifth Avenue, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages. Click to see more images from fast food protests across the nation
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New York City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn speaks at a fast food workers' protest outside a McDonald's restaurant on New York's Fifth Avenue, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages.
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A sign reading "Stop Super Sizing Poverty" is carried as fast food workers and their supporters picket outside a Burger King restaurant in Los Angeles on August 29, 2013. Fast food workers walked off their jobs as part of a nationwide strike demanding higher wages and the right to form a union.
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Demonstrators approach a Church's Chicken protesting low wages during a one day strike coinciding with strikes at other fast food restaurants across the country, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Atlanta. Workers are demanding $15 an hour. That's more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.
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David Atten, right, joins others in demonstrating as he presses a sign to the window of a Church's Chicken during a one-day strike coinciding with strikes at other fast food restaurants across the country, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Atlanta.
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Protesting fast food workers fill a McDonald's restaurant on New York's Fifth Avenue, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages.
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Lea Noel, left, demonstrates outside a Church's Chicken joining others protesting low wages during a one day strike coinciding with strikes at other fast food restaurants across the country, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Atlanta. The group is calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without interference from employers.
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Protesters gather outside a McDonald's in Oakland, Calif.
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Protesters outside a McDonald's in Oakland, Calif. hold signs asking for better pay.
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A protester outside a McDonald's in Oakland, Calif. holds a sign, "McDonald's: I'm Hating It."
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Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 in New York City. Across the country thousands of low-wage workers are expected to walk off their jobs Monday at fast food establishments in seven U.S. cities. Workers at KFC, Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's and other restaurants are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
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Jason Butler along with other protesters, asking for better wages for fast food workers, stand outside a McDonald's in Northglenn, August 29, 2013. The asking rate is $15 an hour for workers in this nationally organized event.
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Protesters, asking for better wages for fast food workers, take over a McDonald's in Northglenn, August 29, 2013. They are asking for $15 an hour for workers in this nationally organized event.
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