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PODCAST: Fast food workers on strike

Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 in New York City.

You may have to wait longer for your Egg McMuffin or iced coffee this morning. Thousands of fast-food workers in about 35 cities are planning to strike, as their call for higher pay, which started in New York last fall, goes nationwide. Workers at McDonald’s, Popeye’s, Taco Bell and other fast-food chains are demanding $15 an hour -- twice as much as many now earn.

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You might also look at the history of automats. Granted this was a while ago, but why did the work and why did they fail. Is a robotic McDonalds like a food machine? How is it the same vs different? When your fast lunch goes bad, do you suddenly decide that s person, any person needs to be available?

How do people rela te to automated scanners at big gracery stores? When do they use it and not? What does this say about returaunts?

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