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Fast Food Workers Want A Pay Hike And To Join Unions

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Thousands of fast food workers across the country will be going on strike in an effort to boost their wages and be allowed to join unions.

Right now, most workers in the fast food industry are making minimum wage, which federally is $7.25 per hour, or about $15,000 a year.

These workers want $15 an hour, or about $31,000 a year.

Not only that, but they want to be able to join a union without receiving backlash from their store’s management and ownership.

There is no word if any of these demands will be met by employers, but there is also a concern about the ripple effect that would ensue if these demands were met.

For comparison’s sake, in Shreveport, the median income for males is $31,728 and for females is $21,659.  In Bossier City, the median income for males is $30,632 and for females is $22,174.

Should fast food workers make more than the median Shreveport household ($30,526)?

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