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Capitol food workers bring income inequality to Congress' steps

WASHINGTON For the third time in the past eight months, food service workers at the Capitol have gone on strike to push for higher wages and union representation, a rare example of a national issue income inequality hitting close to home for Congress. Forty Capitol workers, the highest number so far, joined roughly 650 federal contract workers from across the District of Columbia on Wednesday who went on strike and rallied in Upper Senate Park. The previous Capitol protests called on President Barack Obama to take executive action to raise contract worker wages, which would not have affected workers in the legislative branch. But on Wednesday, workers called on Congress to raise the...

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