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Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

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NEW YORK (WCIV/AP) -- Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

Organizers say workers in the Charleston area are among those planning to walk out.

The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Protesters are calling for pay of $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility.

It's not clear what the actual turnout will be, or whether the walkouts will be enough to disrupt restaurant operations. Similar actions this summer had varying results, with some restaurants briefly unable to serve customers and others seemingly unaffected.

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