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The drive for McDonald's to raise minimum wage

Fast food movement plans next wave of protests on April 15, with over 60,000 people across 200 cities

McDonald's, the movement's main target, has shown no signs of bowing to the demands to raise pay or invite in a union. It says that the series of one-day strikes has barely affected its restaurants, adding that hardly any workers walked out.


On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a US$7.25-an-hour McDonald's worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Atlanta.

As she and other workers headed south, Ms Brooks swapped stories with her companions about unsafe