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IPFS News Link • South Carolina

Columbia pizza shop strike amid complaints of racism, low pay

• TED CLIFFORD - The State

Employees at a Columbia pizza restaurant launched a five day strike Friday over complaints of discrimination, low pay and unfair scheduling. "For the work that we do, we don't get paid enough at all," said Naomi Harris, a MOD Pizza employee who helped organize the strike. "We want to put an end to the racism and discrimination in the workplace." She and other employees say managers have failed to address complaints. MOD Pizza is based in Seattle. As the dinner rush began, protesters filled the lobby of the Pelham Drive location around 5 p.m. Four employees walked off the job to chants and cheers, according to a statement from Raise Up, a labor organizing movement that helped coordinate the strike. MOD Pizza did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday.