Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California May 15, 2014.(Reuters / Lucy Nicholson) / Reuters
Fast food workers of the world have united behind a global wage strike against the multi-billion dollar industry. The protests for a living wage and better working conditions are a truly global event, spanning 150 US cities and 33 countries.
In Chicago, striking fast food workers were joined by Walmart workers, a company known for discouraging its employees from joining unions or protesting working conditions. In January, the National Labor Relations Board charged the company with breaking US labor law when it attempted to break up Black Friday protests organized by its workers.