Fast-Food Protesters Seek $15 Minimum Wage

Fast-food workers and supporters demanding a $15 minimum wage and the ability to unionize are protesting today in Tampa and other cities.

At some locations, workers planned to walk off their jobs to make their point.

One of the protests was at the McDonald’s at 1520 W. Kennedy Blvd., west of downtown, where about 50 people gathered early this morning. The group carried signs and toted a life-size puppet depicting the restaurant chain’s mascot clown, Ronald McDonald, which also wore a sign that reads “Poverty Wages: I’m Loving It.”

Similar protest are expected in Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Minneapolis and other U.S. cities, as well as internationally.

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