The Other Protest: Fight for $15 a Huge Success and Growing (photos)

by Scott Creighton

Massive protests staged yesterday garnered relatively little attention from the main stream and “alternative” media alike.

No, I’m not talking about the Shut It Down actions centered around the killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.

I’m talking about the 190-city nationwide protest by fast food workers from Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and others all uniting together to stage an orchestrated walk-out simultaneously calling for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.

Fast food workers striking in New York CityWhat started 2 years ago as a walk-out of 200 New York city fast food workers has grown into a full fledged movement but you wont find much coverage of it in the national media. Fact is, you only find local news stations covering the protests in the city beat time slots. The MSM has largely ignored it, focusing instead on the divisive aspects of the Shut It Down protests.

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