Fast food workers join forces to demand higher pay, right to form union

The protest was organized by New York Communities for Change.

The protest was organized by New York Communities for Change. (4/4/13)

BROOKLYN - Hundreds of fast food workers walked off the job Thursday to join a citywide wage strike.

The protest, organized by New York Communities for Change, brought employees from Burger King, Wendy's and other chains together to demand higher pay. Participants called for a raise to $15 an hour and the right to form a union.

A spokesperson for Burger King says the company's restaurants offer compensation and benefits that are consistent within the industry.
 

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