NYC fast food workers attempt a strike: “Supersize our wages”
As the Black Friday Walmart strike grabbed the media’s attention over the last month, an army of full-time organizers were laboring quietly to launch another historic labor action.
A lead organizer claimed “hundreds” of fast food workers across New York City were walking off the job on Thursday, in what experts are calling the first multi-restaurant strike by fast food workers in the country.
“No more lies, Hold the fries,” shouted a few dozen protesters outside a Burger King by Penn Station on Thursday, bundled up against a brisk New York November day – at least half of whom appeared to be organizers, as opposed to workers. “Supersize our wages,” they chanted.