New York City fast food workers join nationwide strike for higher wages

Hundreds of the city's fast food workers are hanging up their aprons and walking off the job as part of a seven-city strike demanding higher

Protesters complain that the industry makes record profits, while its employees rely on public assistance.

Protesters complain that the industry makes record profits, while its employees rely on public assistance. (7/29/13)

NEW YORK - Hundreds of the city's fast food workers walked off their jobs as part of a seven-city strike demanding higher wages.

Employees from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. are banded together for the right to form a union without retaliation, and to get major food giants to pay a livable wage.

Workers say they want fast food chains to increase pay to $15 an hour, which is more than double the current minimum wage of $7.25. They complain that the industry makes record profits, while its employees are forced to rely on public assistance.

The Wendy's on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn was among the restaurants with workers participating in the nationwide strike.
 

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