If could take a while to get your fast food burger, fries or fried chicken today, Monday, July 29, and you might have to cross a picket line, too. Fst food workers in NYC and six other cities are on a one-day walk-out, on the grounds their wages are too low to live on. Workers are striking at McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and Wendy’s, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and neigboring Flint, Milwaukee and Kansas City.
During a similar walk-out in April, protesters called on New York’s fast food restaurants to pay $15 per hour, almost double the current statewide average pay of $8.25 per hour. New York’s minimum wage is $7.25 but the state Legislature this year voted to raise it to $9 by 2016, according to CBS.