Fast Food Workers
New York’s Wage Board has finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants.
Fast-food workers in New York state may soon be making $15 an hour.
A wage board empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to recommend raising the minimum wage for the fast food industry Wednesday.
The three members of a New York state board considering minimum wage increases for fast-food workers said the wage should rise, though they haven’t immediately determined how high and when.
Cuomo says he will direct the state labor commissioner to examine the minimum wage in the fast-food industry.
Just rub some ketchup on that third-degree burn, maybe some butter– that’s what McDonald’s workers say their supervisors tell them when they’re scalded on the job.
Protests are planned for May 15 in 150 cities, including Seoul, Rome, Buenos Aires and New York. Workers are seeking a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
A few hundred workers dropped their spatulas and picked up picket signs outside the McDonald’s on Broadway and 51st Street, chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25.”
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.”
Fast food workers in New York and six other cities across the country were set to go on strike Monday, on the grounds that their wages are just too low to live on.