Strikes

Bangladeshi commuters travel along a str...Bangladeshi commuters travel along a street during a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka on November 13, 2013. Led by the BNP, the 18-Party alliance is trying to enforce a 84-hour general strike across Bangladesh to back their demand for a non-party neutral caretaker to conduct the upcoming parliament polls and to protest the arrest of its senior leaders. TOPSHOTS      AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Commuters take to their bikes in Dhaka during a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which left thousands of buses, minibuses and trucks idled. Led by the BNP, an 18-Party alliance is encouraging an 84-hour strike to support their demand for a non-party neutral caretaker to conduct upcoming parliamentary polls and to protest about the arrest of its senior leaders.

Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California...Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2013. Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald's and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty U.S. cities on Thursday in their latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside a Burger King restaurant in Los Angeles, California, during a nationwide strike by fast-food workers aimed at increasing their wages. There were strikes and demonstrations in 60 US cities on Thursday in the latest action by fast-food workers in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages to $15 an hour