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  • Local fast-food workers to join nationwide protest

    The Boston Globe - 08/27/2013

    But Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, said it is hard for low-wage workers to win significant concessions without a collective voice. And in an industry with high turnover and a mostly part-time workforce, he said, efforts to organize employees prove daunting.

    “A lot of people are there because they can’t find a regular job,” Sum said. “It makes it difficult for people to want to invest their time and money to make their case if they don’t see themselves as being there for that long.”