HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Fast food workers from Hartford are expected to walk off their jobs and join a national strike for better wages.

Hartford is one of at least 50 cities around the country where walk-outs are planned on Thursday. A midday rally is scheduled at the Old
State House in downtown. Besides striking workers, local clergy, elected officials, worker organizers and community supporters are expected to be on hand.

The Working Families Party said this marks the first time fast food workers in Hartford have walked off the job. They are calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Thursday’s strike marks the biggest coordinated action ever by fast food workers and comes after a series of strikes that began last November in New York City.

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