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Last Friday on Black Friday, several workers at WalMart stores across the United States walked off their jobs to protest poor working conditions and today workers at McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and Domino’s restaurants from around New York city are doing the samething. They are being organized by New York Communities for Change, a group that has helped unionize low-wage carwashs in the City.
The U.S. fast-food industry has long been known for its low paying jobs. Back when I was in highschool those jobs were mostly held by students. It was for most of them, their first job and introduction into the workforce. Then senior citizens took those jobs to supplement their retirement income. These days even people with college degrees are working in fast food because of the shortages of any type of jobs, but seriously, who can live on minimum wage and support themselves these days? Most of the fast companies do not even offer full time employment and forget about any benefit package.