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#FastFoodGlobal: 'McWorkers' organize global wage strike LIVE UPDATES

Published time: May 15, 2014 11:43
Edited time: May 15, 2014 17:12
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014.(Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014.(Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

Fast food workers of the world have united behind a global wage strike against the multi-billion dollar industry. The protests for a living wage and better working conditions are a truly global event, spanning 150 US cities and 33 countries.

Friday, May 16

00:16 GMT:

In Seattle, Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant joined fast food workers at a rally in Westlake Park.

Thursday, May 15

23:40 GMT:

In Chicago, striking fast food workers were joined by Walmart workers, a company known for discouraging its employees from joining unions or protesting working conditions. In January, the National Labor Relations Board charged the company with breaking US labor law when it attempted to break up Black Friday protests organized by its workers.

23:12 GMT:

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) joined protesters in the rain in her district.

23:07 GMT:

Workers from Subway joined the protest in Kansas City, Mo.

23:02 GMT:

In Rockford, Ill., a worker rallied protesters by telling them they are having an affect on McDonald's bottom line.

22:59 GMT:

Fast food workers in Tennessee were joined by union leaders.

19:20 GMT:

Workers in central London protest outside Whitehall

19:02 GMT:

Fast food workers from Europe, New Zealand and South America talk about why they are joining the global day of action.

18:32 GMT:

Two workers walk out of a McDonald's in down town Oakland, California.

18:06 GMT:

Workers protest outside a Burger King in Atlanta, Georgia.

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