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Fast-Food Strikes Expand Across U.S. to 50 Cities

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Fast-food workers vowed to walk off the job today in more than 50 U.S. cities as they ratchet up pressure on McDonald’s Corp. and Wendy’s Co. to raise wages.

Thousands went on strike in cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Milwaukee and Indianapolis, according to local organizers and the Service Employees International Union, which is advising the strikers. About 200 workers showed up at the two-story Rock N Roll McDonald’s store in Chicago’s River North neighborhood this morning chanting: “Hey hey, ho ho, poverty wages gotta go!”