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Workers at South Carolina Pizza Place on Strike to Demand an End to Racial Discrimination, Poverty Wages

On Aug. 12, fast food workers at MOD Pizza in Columbia, South Carolina, walked off the job at 5 p.m.—beginning a seven day strike to demand an end to racial discrimination, unfair scheduling, poverty wages, and disrespect from management.

In the middle of a dinner rush, striking workers packed the lobby of the store, waving signs with their demands and chanting “MOD Pizza, you’re no good! Treat your workers like you should!” before rallying on the sidewalk in front of the store. They were joined by community supporters and fellow members of Raise Up The South.

Workers have been raising these long-standing grievances for weeks with MOD pizza. On July 26, workers delivered a petition to management, signed by nine workers at the store, which read:

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