Groups of fast food workers as well as labor organizers protested and waved signs in cities all across the United States in order to push for better wages. The organizers of the protest say that employees planned to stop work in over 100 cities with protest activity set for another 100 towns. However, by late afternoon it was not at all clear what the actual turnout was or how many of those that participated are actually fast food workers. In restaurants, the work disruption seemed minimal at least.
Campaigning for Better Wages
The campaign is part of an effort that was launched a year ago and headed by the Service Employees International Union which has spent millions of dollars to finance local worker groups and organize public awareness of the demonstrations. They are campaigning for a pay of $15 an hour. However, that figure seems only a rallying point rather than a near term possibility.