Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor practices.
The employees, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities, are calling for a $15 per hour wage as well as the right to unionize without fear of retaliation. The campaign launched Monday in New York City, and has been aided by Fast Food Forward, a New York City-based advocacy group of fast food workers:
Monday’s strikes mark at least the third time since last November that New York City fast food workers have walked off the job in protest. Just last week, McDonald’s workers staged a walk out at a New York City eatery after they were forced to work in record-high temperatures without air conditioning. One worker collapsed due to the heat.