Americans employed in the fast food and retail industries have stated their disdain for their low wages several times in the past. However, this time, they’ve decided to take things a step further in an effort to get their point across. Thursday, thousands of workers from both sectors went on strike across the United States to signal the growing demand for income equality. Low wage workers in over 100 cities around the country went on organized protests. Major cities like including Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Detroit, Oakland, and St. Louis were among the targeted demographics for protests.
While yesterday’s strike wasn’t the first this year, it may be a foreboding that there will be many more to come in the near future, as the number of protesters continue to swell. With economic support from the likes of President Obama to wealthy, republican Silicon Valley conservative, Ron Unz, fast food and retail workers have garnered much more tenacity in voicing their demands.