29 Nov '12, 6pm

NYC fast food workers are striking today -- me for @grist. And follow @sarahljaffe for on-scene reports. #fastfoodfwd

Would you like to fry up pink slime all day, and still be on food stamps? Well, you’re not alone. (Shocking, right?) New York City food service workers at some of the nation’s biggest, baddest chains walked off the job this morning for a super-rare one-day strike against low wages. Workers are organizing around the Fast Food Forward campaign at dozens of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Domino’s, and Papa John’s locations city-wide, in an industry that has traditionally been devoid of if not outright hostile to union power. As Josh Eidelson at Salon reports , one 79-year-old McDonald’s worker has already been suspended this week for signing up coworkers to the campaign’s petition . From Salon: New York Communities for Change organizing director Jonathan Westin told Salon the current effort is “the biggest organizing campaign that’s happe...

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