Vegas Fast Food Workers Walk Off Jobs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some Las Vegas fast food workers are joining their counterparts in other parts of the country to call for $15 an hour.

Workers walked off the job Thursday morning in demonstrations that coincided with strikes in about 60 cities across the country. Protests in Las Vegas centered at two McDonald's restaurants and a KFC.

Several dozen people chanted and carried signs outside one McDonald's, although workers say business carried on as usual.

Protesters went inside a different McDonald's later in the morning to deliver a strike notice.

Organizers say fast food workers are getting paid a median wage of $9.67 an hour and are forced to rely on public assistance to make ends meet.

They're calling for higher wages and the right to form a union without interference from employers.

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