Fast-food workers in Greensboro seeking $15 wage plan strike today

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Before you head out the door to work today, you may want to pack your lunch.

Fast-food workers in cities across the country, including Greensboro, are planning to go on strike.

They are fighting for a pay raise to $15 an hour.

Workers are expected to strike at Greensboro’s major fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC.

Clergy and community supporters, will join fast-food workers on the strike lines.

The strike is expected to take place at 4805 W. Market St., Greensboro, starting at 8:45 a.m.

Striking Greensboro workers will then travel to Durham to join striking fast-food workers from across North Carolina for an action with Reverend Barber, President of the NC NAACP.

Organizers of the movement say fast food companies think every employee is a teenager who is only working for spending money. But, they claim the reality is much different now as many employees are supporting families on those wages.

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