Friday, August 30, 2013

SUPERSIZE OUR WAGES! Hundreds of fast-food industry workers across the U.S. join strike demanding $15 an hour

Fast food outlets across the United States ground to a halt on Thursday as workers at McDonald's and Burger King protested against paltry wages.

The latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages from just $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour in the service sector saw thousands of staff rally in cities including New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Seattle.

The fast-food workers were joined by retail staff from stores owned by Macy's Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. in what organizers were expecting to be the biggest national walkouts yet in the demand for higher wages.

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Sunny said...

if those protesting make $7.25 an hours for forty hours a week, that is plenty. That's over a thousand dollars a month~!Plus if they have a family, they will receive food stamps and commodities and free schooling, and free doctor visits and free medicines.

Chimp said...

So here are people who want to work and do work and still have to get government welfare. It shouldn't have to be that way, while the fast food companies make millions off their backs.