Workers fed up with flipping burgers for what they consider peanuts launched a nationwide strike Thursday in a bid to have their wages doubled to $15 per hour and to be granted the right to form a union. Workers from McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, and KFC among others left their deep fryers to picket on the streets of New York, Detroit, and more than 100 cities across America. Many fast-food workers say they can’t live on the minimum wage, which has been stuck on the federal level at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Their action includes civil disobedience as well as work stoppages. Police reportedly arrested about 20 workers at a McDonalds in New York City’s Times Square, and several other workers were handcuffed in Detroit.
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