Fast Food Workers Go On Strike In Seattle

The past six months has seen numerous one-day strikes by fast food workers across the country, in cities like Chicago, New York City, and Detroit. The point of these strikes is to draw attention to the low wages and little to no benefits that fast food and other retail workers receive.

On Thursday, this strike wave hits Seattle, as workers at dozens of stores have started walking out. “I’m sick of seeing my co-workers and me essentially get pushed and pushed and barely be able to eat,” said Taco Bell employee Caroline Durocher to labor journalist Josh Eidelson. “And I think it’s time that we pushed them back.”

Activists on the ground are taking pictures from the scenes of the strikes. Here’s a sampling:












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