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Fasting for an End to Starvation Wages

Fasting for an End to Starvation Wages

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that we have to remind this nation that it's a crime to live in a rich nation and receive starvation wages.

By risking their jobs and going on strike for $15, better working conditions and union rights, tens of thousands of brave fast-food workers have offered just such a reminder. They've put a face on poverty and forced the public to grapple with an unsustainable economic reality in which corporations and CEOs rake in billions of dollars, but the employees on who's backs these fortunes are made are left with scraps.

On Ash Wednesday, we supported faith leaders around the country who participated in Fast from Fast Food, a 40-day solidarity fast initiated by Interfaith Worker Justice in support of these workers, who struggle to provide for their families despite working hard.

View the full story from the Huffington Post