Fast-food-worker civil disobedience?

By Will Bunch for the Daily News

IN THE SPIRIT of a 1970s Burger King commercial, low-paid fast-food workers in Philadelphia – and around the nation – say they’re more determined than ever to have it their way.

Glenn Davis marching with protesters and fast-food workers on Broad Street this month. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Daily News Staff Photographer)

Tomorrow, employees not just from Burger King but also from McDonald’s, KFC, Popeyes and other iconic fast-food chains seeking a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize hope to stage their largest one-day job action ever – punctuated by sit-ins and other acts of civil disobedience in a major escalation of their two-year-old campaign.

In Philadelphia, organizers of the #StrikeFastFood event say striking workers will gather at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow outside the McDonald’s at Broad Street and Girard Avenue in North Philadelphia. The plan calls for marching down Broad with home-health-care workers and other supporters to stage what they say will be a “rally and dramatic action” near Broad and Arch streets during the lunch hour.

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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