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Fast food workers

Workers walked off the job to protest what the say are unfair wages and scheduling practices
Additional protections for fast food workers in NYC passed Thursday.
New York City can act to protect fast food workers from the instability and insecurity that being fired without any warning or reason brings with Just Cause legislation.
"My schedule is constantly changing and I rarely get the hours I want," said Alvin Major, 51, who has worked as a cook at a KFC in Brooklyn for the past four years.
The "Fight for 15" movement started in NYC in 2012.
De Blasio will push for Fair Workweek legislation, which would require employers to release employee schedules a minimum of two weeks in advance, among other things.
Governor Cuomo took the stage at a Fight for $15 rally to announce his continued support for minimum wage workers.
Though not explicitly stated, the board is expected to recommend a $15-per-hour wage, as fought for by employees.
"I can't remember the last time I hired someone who wasn't commuting from far out in Brooklyn or Queens."
Wages, meanwhile, have fallen.
"New York State ranks first in public assistance spending per fast-food worker, $6,800 a year. That’s a $700 million annual cost to taxpayers."
"The cost of life increases every day, but the salaries are down. And you can't live with that money."
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