Chicago fast food workers will walk off the job Thursday during a nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights.
Home care and airport workers are also expected to join fast food employees on the picket lines across the country as the Fight for $15 campaign expands to other industries.
In Chicago, low-wage workers and their supporters plan to kick off their day of protests, spearheaded by the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, early Thursday morning at the Rock N' Roll McDonald's, 600 N. Clark St. The workers also plan to march in the downtown area and picket outside of other low-wage employers.
The national day of protests is expected to be the largest of its kind since New York City fast food employees staged the first strike against the fast food industry back in November 2012.
Check back with Progress Illinois for our coverage of the Chicago strike.