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Fast Food Workers Protest Working Conditions, Want Higher Pay

 
Fast Food Workers Protest Working Conditions, Want Higher Pay
Posted September 4th, 2014 @ 8:51am by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

Fast food workers in Sacramento joined others across the country this morning in protesting working conditions at McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King.

The protesters say they want a wage of $15 per hour and the chance to form a union without fear of retaliation by their employer.

Many who participated in the dawn march outside the Sacramento McDonald's at Power Inn and Fruitridge Roads say they are often faced with the choice of eating or paying rent.

In a written statement, the McDonald's Corporation says they believe in paying employees a living wage, but local restaurant owners have to balance that with their own financial needs.

Protesters locked up Broadway near 24th Street, blocking the road to traffic. 

Sacramento Police are on the scene re-routing traffic. 

Eventually, police arrested 10 people who cited and later released.

Today's action comes just days after President Obama made yet another call for a hike in minimum wage saying, "America deserves a raise

 

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