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Atlanta fast-food workers join nationwide protest

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Updated: 12/05/2013 11:10 am
ATLANTA (WSB-TV) — Fast-food employees are protesting again in their quest for a higher minimum wage.

More than 20 people marched several blocks to the Krystal on Moreland Avenue in southeast Atlanta around 6 a.m. Thursday.

The group is holding signs, chanting and calling for an increase in pay to $15 an hour and the right to form a union.

A group of workers held a similar protest outside the McDonald’s on Moreland Avenue in August.

The Atlanta group is a part of a “strike wave,” which includes 100 cities nationwide.

Jobs with Justice, a coalition of community activist groups, estimates there are 77,000 fast-food workers in Atlanta earning an average of $8.50 an hour.

Another protest is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday.
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RiverRat - 12/5/2013 3:19 PM
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A line on one side of the building protesting and a line on the other applying for the protester's old jobs
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