As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
In 50 cities across the nation, many employees at fast-food restaurants have pledged to walk out. They’re hoping to draw attention to their campaign for an increase in the minimum wage.
Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York’s current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.