The events are intended to publicize the employees’ demand for a $15-an-hour wage. The median pay nationwide for fast-food restaurant workers is $8.69 an hour.
Organized by a group called Fast Food Forward, the walk-outs are expected to hit only two or three restaurants in each city, all of them big name brands like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Fast-Food Strikers Set To Walk Off Jobs Worldwide Today.
- US / Fast-food workers on strike for a ‘living wage’
- NY / Hundreds of workers at dozens of fast-food chain stores are walking out on strike
- The Fast Food Pay Gap: $8.25 vs $8.75 Million
- US / Fast-food strikes aim at 100 cities
- Strikes at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Burger King: they’ve just had enough
- Chicago / The “Fight for 15″ campaign (at least $15 per hour )
- Fast-food workers in US / More than half are enrolled in one or more public programs