Low-Wage Federal Contract Workers to Strike Today

September 25, 2013

Delano Wingfield makes $9 an hour working in the Union Station food court in Washington, D.C. And it's really hard to get by. 

“Right now, it’s actually like really tight…” Wingfield told Salon's Josh Eidelson. “Most of my money is on bills and rent.”

Wingfield and other cleaning and concessions workers plan to walk off their jobs in federal buildings Wednesday, Eidelson reports, and march on the White House, demanding fair wages and better working conditions. 

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