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Published on Sep 4, 2014
Police handcuffed dozens of protesters across the country on Thursday, as fast food workers went on strike to demand better pay and the right to unionize. Demanding a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, the living wage for much of the nation, the workers sought to highlight the plight of the working poor in America. RT’s Marina Portnaya takes a look at what the strikers want, and also profiles Maria Fernandez, a 32-year-old woman who died as a result of working three minimum wage jobs.