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Fast-Food and Other Low-Wage Workers in U.S. Stage Nationwide Day of Action

Washington, April 15 (RHC)-- Protests are being held across the United States today in what organizers call the "largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers." Fast-food workers in 230 cities are walking off the job as part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

Hundreds of workers in Boston held their action one day early in deference to today’s anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

In New York City, the day of protest kicked off this morning at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn. Students will also walk out at more than 200 schools in what is being described as the "biggest campus protests since the anti-apartheid movement."

The students and fast-food workers will be joined by low-wage employees from other fields and businesses, including home care, child care, airport and Wal-Mart.

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