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Two fast-food workers and a handful of supporters held a short demonstration today in Greensboro against wage theft at McDonald’s and other fast-food corporations.

Working America’s North Carolina Director Carolyn Smith kicked off the speak out, which also focused on a nationwide campaign to raise fast-food wages.

“Jobs should lift workers out of poverty, not trap them in it,” Smith said. “A healthy economy depends on businesses paying their workers fair wages.”

McDonald’s employee and NC A&T University junior Tyre Shoffner and local Burger King employee Brittany Chavis also addressed the crowd and a gaggle of press. Fast-food workers carried out two one-day strikes related to the “Fight for 15” dollars per hour campaign locally last summer and fall.

Read more about the action in tomorrow’s issue of Triad City Beat!

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