Fast food worker strikes spread to Chicago

The workers are seeking $15 an hour plus they want to form a union. Good for them. But why won't they face the reality of how many customers will want to buy a McDonald's Quarter Pounder if it costs twice as much? Chicago Tribune: The Fight for $15 campaign, named for its goal of securing $15 an hour for workers, said it expects McDonald's, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Macy's, Sears and Victoria's Secret store in the Loop and Magnificent Mile to be affected. The rolling srikes began at 5:30 a.m. as workers walked off the job at some McDonald's restaurants and Dunkin' Donuts. Strikes are expected later this morning at some retailers. A rally is planned for 4 p.m. at the St. James Cathedral near Huron and Rush streets. "Fight for 15, seeks to put money back in the pockets of the 275,000 men and women who work hard in the city's fast food and retail outlets, but still can't afford basic necessities," the group said in a release. "If workers were paid more, they'd spend more,...(Read Full Post)

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