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Fast Food Workers Strike for Better Wages

Workers say they want a pay raise to $15 an hour - more than twice the federal minimum wage. Picketers also demand better working conditions and freedom to organize a union.
(ABC) Thousands of fast food workers are holding a one-day strike today in  seven cities across the country.

Several major fast food chains are included: Burger King, Wendy's, Domino's and Papa John's Pizza.

Workers say they want a pay raise to 15-dollars an hour - more than twice the federal minimum wage.  

Picketers also demand better working conditions and freedom to organize a union.

"I go to work every day, faithfully, but I get nothing out of it. We can't survive on 7.25. That's why we are here," said Tamara Green, McDonald's worker.

The National Labor Relations Board has heard the complaints as well.

Strikers are asking customers not to patronize any of the fast food restaurants, not only the ones they're protesting at, until their demands are met.

Industry analysts say doubling wages mean higher prices for the consumer. They also point out that with unemployment levels still high, many job seekers may be willing to step in when striking workers step out.
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