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First take: Fast food strike

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This is a little different, or at least something we haven’t seen for a while: Low wage, hard-pressed workers going on strike. In this case, fast food workers in – and this part at least would be less surprising – Seattle. It’s the first strike of this sort anywhere in the region, though some other major metros in the east are involved. This is a real backflip through time. In recent decades, strikes most often hit the news when they involve well established and long-unionized work forces, people who are solidly established and simply are trying to keep what often are alread-significant benefits. This new strike involves people desperately trying to find a way to make a living, and hews closer to the ancestral days of American unions. Watch where this goes.

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