Fast-Food Strikes Continue Around the Country

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Strikers in New York last month. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Workers from fast-food chains are once again taking to the streets today in an effort to drum up support for increased wages. The latest strikes are taking place in cities such as Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Hartford, and New York. But for as much buzz as the movement has generated, it has thus far not done much to improve workers' bargaining power with the chains. A media relations manager for McDonald's only told one San Diego newspaper, "Employees who participate in these activities and return to work are welcomed back and scheduled to work their regular shifts as usual." [MSNBC, Earlier]