Fast Food Workers Walk Off Job In Wage Protest (VIDEO)

By Jeremy Brilliant - WTHR
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Fast Food Workers Walk Off Job In Wage Protest (VIDEO)


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August 29, 2013 Updated Aug 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHR) -- The nationwide fight over fast food wages has reached Indianapolis, where workers walked off the job this morning in protests for more money.

Workers walked off the job at the McDonald's restaurant at 16th and Meridian at 6:00 a.m. as part of a 50-city, nationwide strike of fast food workers. They are demanding more money and the right to organize as part of a labor union.

Similar strikes have taken place in seven other cities earlier this summer with protesters basically saying that they are living in poverty despite the fact that they have full time jobs. They say they simply can't make ends meet with the amount of money they're making.

Here is the break-down of current pay and what workers are asking:

- Current Minimum Wage: $7.25
- Annual Income: $13,920
- Demanding: $15
- Annual Income: $28,000

President Obama has called for increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour - still far below what the workers are demanding.

13 WTHR Indianapolis

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