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    Fast-food strike in NYC

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Political activist Nicholas McMurry shared these photos he shot during this morning's rally by fast-food workers for higher wages, at the McDonald's on West 51st Street in Manhattan.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I'm a full time political activist with the working families party where we fight for social and economic equality. I am participating because having a fair and living wage for all workers is a fight that needs to be heard and an issue that needs to be addressed. Fast food workers aren't just high schoolers. There are full grown adults trying to support not only themselves but their kids. To work full time and still live in poverty is a very distasteful thing. To know individuals work 40hrs a week 52 weeks a year and still make $10,000 under the poverty line BEFORE taxes, is heartbreaking and it's humiliating. Humiliating for the workers because they're the ones slaving away while these corporate franchises rake in millions for doing nothing. I don't know about you but, tired of seeing the struggle and tired of seeing those with full-time jobs still needing assistance.

    Minimum wage is not cutting it. Fast food corporation profit billions a year yet they pay the bare minimum and don't offer health coverage. A lot of fast food workers are collecting public assistance. Whether it's s.n.a.p or food stamps, Medicaid etc.

    The photos were shot at a McDonald's on west 51st in Manhattan.

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