Hundreds of fast-food workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Taco Bell rallied in New York City Thursday to demand a $15 per hour wage and the ability to form unions.
Their demonstration, part of anationwide strike coordinated in more than 60 U.S. cities, began in the early morning at a McDonald’s restaurant and ended by late afternoon at Manhattan’s Union Square, where those who participated chanted slogans including “Hey! Ho! Low wages have to go!”
Al Jazeera attended the rally to ask some of the low-wage workers why they had chosen to participate in one of the largest fast-food strikes in U.S. history.
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