Fast-Food Workers of the World, Unite!

The fastest-growing service union in the U.S. takes on the industry
Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonald’s restaurant in New York, as part of a national protest on Dec. 5 Photograph by Richard Drew/AP Photo

The campaign by fast-food workers to raise the industry’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and unionize has gathered momentum so quickly it has surprised even some of the organizers at the Service Employees International Union, which is underwriting it. A year ago, a group of workers protested at dozens of restaurants in New York. On Dec. 5, workers were expected to rally in about 100 cities.

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