Fast-food workers arrested in protest for wage hike
Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 00:58
Fast-food workers stage protests in 150 cities nationwide in a fight for higher pay with dozens arrested from Manhattan's Time Square to Las Vegas. Linda So reports.
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Instead of serving up burgers and fries, thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets nationwide to fight for higher pay. Dozens were arrested in the protests that were held in more than 150 cities from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. Workers are demanding to be paid at least $15 an hour, more than double the current federal minimum wage. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "I'm a single mother of two kids and I'm here because of them. I am here because I want food for my family. I don't want to be living on poverty wage anymore." In Kansas City, protesters took their message directly inside this Taco Bell. Police in Little Rock, Arkansas arrested several protesters sitting in the road after they refused to get out of the street. Organizers say Thursday's protests are the biggest to date targeting fast-food restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC.
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