Fast Food Workers Stage Nationwide Walkout to Protest Wages
KREX News Room
NEW YORK (AP)- Fast food workers continue to push for higher wages by staging a nationwide walkout.
Organizers say thousands of fast food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday.
By mid-morning Thursday, a crowd gathered outside of a Northglenn McDonald's, touting sings and chanting.
This is all part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages.
Supporters of the walkout say that fast food workers are poorly paid. They're demanding an increase in minimum wage to $15 an hour, which translates to around $31,000 in yearly wages for full-time employees.
However, many fast-food restaurant owners say that profit margins at franchise are so thin that higher wages would put the companies out of business.