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And finally tonight, some good news. Fast food workers across the country are planning strikes in the coming weeks to draw attention to the poverty wages that they’re currently paid. The timing of these strikes is no accident, these workers have planned these strikes in the last few weeks before the midterm elections to bring attention to the growing income gap, which is massive. Right now, corporate CEOs and executives are pulling in record-breaking compensation packages, the big banks have once again reached all-time high profits, and the top 1% are reaping the benefits of the last year’s tax cuts.
But workers have seen their take-home pay continue to get smaller and smaller, and 90% of Americans are actually making less today than they were 10 years ago. 10 years ago, really. These fast food walkouts are an effort to bring attention to an issue, not a political party, not a set of talking points, and not a corporate agenda. These workers deserve better and they want every politician seeking election this year to understand how unfair the system is for working class.