LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas workers are set to walk off their jobs at Subway, McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants to call for $15 an hour wages.
The demonstrations scheduled for Thursday morning coincide with other strikes planned in 50 cities across the country. Protests in Las Vegas are centered at two McDonald’s restaurants and a KFC.
Organizers say fast food workers are getting paid a median wage of $9.67 an hour and are forced to rely on public assistance to make ends meet.
They’re calling for higher wages and the right to form a union without interference from employers.
Organizers say the demonstrations come after fast food worker strikes in seven cities so far this summer.
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