What’s Different About Fast Food Worker Strikes This Thursday?

By Carla Murphy Sep 02, 2014

This Thursday marks another day of planned walkouts by fast food workers. This time they’re ratcheting up the stakes by adding sit-ins and inviting home care workers to join protests expected to take place in more than 100 cities. Organizers hope sit-ins will increase pressure on the restaurant industry and invoke the legacy of the Civil Rights movement for their cause. And in an attempt to broaden the low-wage labor fight into a movement, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is inviting the nation’s two million home care aides to join this week’s protests, too. SEIU has bankrolled the fast food worker drive to unionize and raise the minimum wage to $15 since the first round of protests in November 2012.

(h/t The New York Times)