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Seattle fast-food employees strike

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Seattle fast-food employees strike

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SEATTLE, Wash – A number of fast-food restaurant employees in Seattle are demanding better pay, and they’re willing to walk off their jobs to make their point.

At least six of the dozens of restaurants whose employees went on strike Thursday were forced to close because of lack of staffing.

An organization known as “Good Jobs Seattle” says employees who are earning Washington’s minimum wage of $9.19 per hour aren’t able to make a living.

The organization says the “strike poverty” walkout was part of a nationwide effort to raise pay to $15.00 per hour and allow fast-food employees to unionize.

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