Coffee Club: Should Fast Food Workers Get $15 an Hour?

Published 05/16 2014 11:01AM

Updated 05/16 2014 11:08AM

In the United States workers walked off their jobs in 150 cities Thursday--the largest strike ever. Targeted cities include Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and New Orleans.

The one-day strike is the latest in a series of U.S. protests over the past 18 months that have targeted fast-food restaurant operators.

U.S. workers are demanding $15 an hour, about double the federal minimum wage.

Targeted establishments include McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC.

The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers.

For its part, McDonald's - which has been one of the biggest targets - said its restaurants offered competitive pay and benefits, with opportunities for advancement.

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