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Teabaggers Mock The Poor As Fast Food Employees Strike For A Liveable Wage

Some restaurant workers are striking today for a liveable wage and teabaggers are responding at the Twitter hashtag #EatFast where they are posting mocking photos of themselves gorging on fast food.

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Fast Food Workers Strike Over Wages

Some fast food workers across the nation are striking today in demand of a living wage. It’s unknown how many workers will participate. Employees of McDonald’s Corp, Wendy’s Restaurants LLC, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others have pledged to walk off their jobs in 50 cities from Boston, Mass, to Alameda, Calif., organizers say. They are expected to be joined …

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OWS Leads May Day Strike In NYC

As you doubtlessly know by now, Occupy Wall Street protesters are staging May Day strikes across the nation today. But all eyes are on NYC. Labor groups, immigration advocates, Occupy Wall Street protesters and other activists are planning marches and other events in Manhattan with the aim of bringing daily business to a standstill on International Workers Day, or May …

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UK: Two Million Strike Over Pension Cuts

An estimated two million public employees are striking across Britain today in a 24-hour protest over pension cuts. Affected agencies include health care, schools, police and fire protection.

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Philly Transit Workers Go On Strike

Hours after the last World Series game to be played there, Philadelphia’s transit workers have gone on strike. The strike by Transport Workers Union Local 234 will all but cripple a transit system that averages more than 928,0000 trips each weekday. The union represents more than 5,000 drivers, operators and mechanics of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. “There will be …

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BART To Strike On Monday

Union employees of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) are set to begin a strike on Monday. Bay Area residents face the prospect of a commuting nightmare Monday morning after the president of BART’s second-largest union announced that it will go on strike at the end of service Sunday night. If Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents about 900 train …

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