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VIDEO: Fast Food Workers Announce Nationwide Strike For Tax Day

VIDEO: Fast Food Workers Announce Nationwide Strike For Tax Day
Union organizers are upping the pressure on fast food restaurants to raise their wages by promising a nationwide strike on April 15 – tax day – symbolic because they say employees should be paid at least $15 an hour.
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Austin Considering Hourly Wage Boost to Avoid 'Corporate Entitlement Program'

Following Travis County, Texas’ passage of an ordinance requiring any company moving to the county and receiving a tax break to pay their workers a minimum of $11, the City of Austin is weighing a similar deal. This would raise wages for construction workers in Austin who currently have a prevailing wage of $7.50 per hour and marks a possible change in Texas construction policy where workers are generally subject to incredibly low wages.
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