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Madison fast food workers expected to join strike Thursday

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MADISON (WKOW) – Fast food workers in Madison will join others across the country on Thursday to protest low wages.

Local workers are expected to walk off their jobs to join a strike that will span across many cities.  They are fighting for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

The median wage for fast food workers in Madison is $8.83 per hour.

Opponents to the strike say higher wages would cause some employees to lose their jobs so employers could afford to pay remaining workers more.

The protests started a year ago in New York City.  Madison workers joined a national strike back in August.

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