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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.

Unions Are Not Only Good for Workers, They’re Good for Communities and for Democracy

Asha Banerjee, Margaret Poydock, Celine McNicholas, Ihna Mangundayao, and Ali Sait Economic Policy Institute
High unionization levels are associated with positive outcomes across multiple indicators of economic, personal, and democratic well-being. Unions give workers a voice at work, and also give workers a voice in shaping their communities

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The Restaurant Industry Won’t Survive if its Workers Can’t

Frances Nguyen Prism
The future of an industry in crisis depends on support for the most disenfranchised—its workers. For restaurant workers the current crisis is an opportunity to demand remedies for long-standing ills such as wage theft, safety, abusive management.
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