Fast food strikes to massively expand: "They're thinking much bigger"

Josh Eidelson
Salon
14, 2013

Fast food strikers will escalate their campaign within the next week and a half, according to the key union backing their recent walkouts.

In a Monday interview in her Washington, D.C., office, Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry told Salon that SEIU members "see the fast food workers as standing up for all of us. Because the conditions are exactly the same." Henry was joined by SEIU assistant to the president for organizing Scott Courtney, who said to expect "a big escalation" from fast food workers in "the next week or 10 days." Two weeks after one-day strikes by thousands of employees in the growing, non-union, low-wage industry, Courtney said, "I think they're thinking much bigger, and while the iron's hot they ought to strike. No pun intended."

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