Fast-food workers in Boston are taking part in a national strike for $15 an hour and stronger union rights.
The strike was set to begin at 6 a.m. on Monday. Fast-food workers from places like McDonald's and Burger King walked off the job and into the streets.
Strikers say that their demands are not just for a higher minimum wage, but also for union rights in order to fix the economic and political systems in the U.S. that are rigged to benefit big corporations over working people.
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The announcement in Boston comes as the Fight for $15 and the Service Employees International Union join forces ahead of the 2018 election on a massive voter engagement drive aimed at unseating anti-worker politicians and electing leaders who support a $15 an hour minimum wage and union rights.