NEW YORK—At least 400 fast-food workers here walked off their jobs on Thursday as part of a citywide protest to demand better pay.
Employees from popular chain restaurants including McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s participated in what was a rolling protest throughout the day to call attention to the plight of low-paid fast-food workers.
The walkout was organized by Fast Food Forward, a coalition backed by labor, religious and community groups. It was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was shot and killed in Memphis where he had been supporting a strike by low-paid sanitation workers. Full story.
The story goes on to say the striking workers are demanding to be paid $15 an hour. Have you ever worked in fast food? How much were you paid?