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People wait in line at a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fast-Food Workers In Oakland Walk Off Jobs, Want Higher Pay, Right To Unionize

Fast-food workers throughout Oakland are walking off the job and joining in on a worldwide campaign Thursday to ask for higher pay and the right to form a union.

05/15/2014

Fast food workers and their supporters take part in a nationwide strike outside a McDonald's fastfood outlet demanding higher wages and the right to form a union on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Fast-Food Workers Strike For Higher Wages

Workers walked off the job Thursday at about 30 East Bay fast-food restaurants from Richmond to Fremont as part of a national movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits.

08/29/2013

A county job fair for low income families drew more than 600 applicants in San Jose, August 11, 2011. (KCBS/Mike Colgan)

Job Fair Attracts Hundreds In Silicon Valley

A job fair for low-income families in Silicon Valley attracted more than 600 applicants. Many of those who turned out are about to lose public assistance benefits.

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