NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fast food workers in New York and six other major cities have organized a one-day strike demanding a living wage and benefits.
Protesters gathered outside the McDonald’s at 51st Street and Broadway in Manhattan on Monday, chanting “Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super size” and “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Poverty wages got to go.”
Workers are calling on fast food restaurants to pay $15 per hour, saying they can’t survive on New York’s current minimum wage which is $7.25.