Thousands of fast food workers around the country fight for more pay

NBC Latino

Thousands of fast food workers and supporters, in 100 cities across the country, held rallies Thursday fighting for better pay. The national median wage for cooks, cashiers and crew at fast food restaurants is $8.94 an hour.

Workers went on strike from major national fast food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s been one year since their first strike against the fast food industry asking for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

As a result of last year’s walkouts, workers from dozens of cities across the United States began to get in touch via Facebook, LowPayIsNotOk.com and other related campaigns. Last week, more than 100 Walmart workers and supporters were arrested as thousands protested at 1500 stores nationwide on Black Friday, calling for the company to pay its workers $25,000 a year, provide full-time work and end illegal…

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