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Fast-food strikes set for critics nationwide

Workers are requesting $15 an hour, a large increase in pay from the $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage most employees currently receive.

By CANDICE CHOI and KAREN MATTHEWS Published: August 29, 2013

NEW YORK — Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s to pay workers higher wages.

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