So, what’s the bottom line to the fast food workers strike? What are the strikes about?
In a nutshell, fast food workers in the U.S.A are demanding an increase of their minimum wage to $15 an hour. That amounts to about double the federal minimum wage in major metropolitan cities like Oakland, New York City and Raleigh. Protesters rallied in cities across the nation from Miami, Orlando, and Philadelphia to Sacrament, California. The main fast food that the protesters are targeting include world famous brands like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC.
According to The Chicago Tribune, “McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson would support U.S. president Barack Obama’s $10.10 an hour minimum wage increase from the current $7.25 an hour McDonald’s workers are paid.”
Reported by the USA Today, there were over 2,000 fast food workers rallying in a fight to be able to unionize and earn $15 an hour.
Seattle recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15.
This videos shows fast food workers going on strike:
The fast food industry is a $200 billion dollar industry, yet the median wage in the fast food industry is just over $8 and hour.
So what do Mcdonalds workers receive compared to other fast food workers? Here’s a comparison of the hourly wages between McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendys.
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Despite the rally in wages, fast food jobs to remain extremely popular as a place to learn the basic fundamentals in learning how to work efficiently as a team player while learning leadership and customer service skills.
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