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In many ways, the past few years have been defined by a single issue – inequality – and low-wage workers have been its public face. Thousands of fast-food workers gathered from Atlanta to Seattle last September to demand better wages. Protests flared up in Sao Paolo, Hong Kong, Rome, and Chengdu over inequality and wages. Wal-Mart employees recently held a Thanksgiving food drive for other Wal-Mart employees, illuminating the hardship faced by retail workers in America.

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