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Labor Organizers Mobilize Strike With Eye Toward Elections

Oct. 2, 2018, 10:20 AM

Fast-food workers, caregivers, adjunct professors, and janitors are among the workers in seven states planning to walk out of restaurants, hospitals, universities, and other establishments from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4 as part of a larger effort leading up to the midterm elections.

The plan is spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union-backed Fight for $15 campaign, which was established in 2012 to organize those in the fast-food industry and get better wages for them and other low-paid workers.

The organizers plan to have workers get involved in get-out-the-vote efforts following the three-day job action. Rebecca Kolins Givan, a labor...

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