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Monday, March 3, 2014

Wage fight propels worker from KFC to Colbert to White House

Naquasia LeGrand walks to catch a subway for work in the Carnarsie section of Brooklyn, N.Y. A few months ago, LeGrand was just another worker on the line at KFC, boxing up chicken and cole slaw in hopes of earning enough to live in one of the nation's most expensive cities. But since being recruited by union organizers, the 22-year-old from south Brooklyn has become one of the most visible faces of a national movement demanding $15-an-hour wages for fast-food workers.