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Fast Food Workers Escalate Campaign in Oakland

48hills, 9/3/2014

The national campaign to raise standards for fast food workers will escalate tomorrow, September 4, with workers across the country planning to go on strike and engage in civil disobedience actions in more than 150 cities.

In Oakland, the escalation in tactics follows closely on the heels of the firings of two Jack in the Box workers, allegedly in retaliation for signing union cards. The campaign, which kicked off in November 2012 in New York City, seeks a $15 an hour wage and the right to form a union for fast food workers. In Oakland, organizers expect more than 100 workers from about 80 fast food restaurants in Alameda County to take part in the strike and demonstrations.