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‘Hopefully it makes history’: Fight for $15 closes in on mighty win for US workers

Fast-food workers will walk out on Tuesday, hoping to push through a minimum-wage raise to benefit tens of millions

Fear was the overwhelming emotion Alvin Major felt when, on a chilly November morning in 2012, he went on strike at the Brooklyn KFC where he worked.

“Everybody was scared,” said Major. He may have been fearful, but what Major didn’t know was that he was about to make American history – an early leader in a labor movement that some historians now see as the most successful in the US in 50 years.

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