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Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest in U.S. on Thursday
World | business | 15:22, 02 September 2014 | 418

AKIPRESS.COM - mcdonalds The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week.

Union organizers say workers will walk off their jobs Thursday in 150 cities nationwide. Restaurants that they say will be affected include McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC, which is owned by Yum Brands.

The action would be the latest in a two-year effort to get employers to pay them a minimum wage of $15 an hour and allow them to form unions without retaliation, the U.S. media report Tuesday.

Nancy Salgado, a 27 year old single mother of a 3 year old boy and an 8 year old girl, plans to strike.

Salgado works at a McDonald's in the Logan Square area of Chicago earning $8.25 an hour, or about $600 a month take home pay.

After splitting rent and utilities with 3 roommates, and paying for child care, she's left with a little over $100 a month for food and everything else.

"If I have a dollar at the end of the month it's a miracle," Salgado said.

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