Fight For $15 Los Angeles

LA Register – “Global fast-food protest makes local cry for better wages” – 5/16/2014 – William D’Urso

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Hundreds of angry fast-food workers in Los Angeles made their grievances known Thursday as they stomped outside a Burger King to syncopated chants of “We’re fired up!”

Employees from around the city joined in nationwide protests against McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food chains in an effort to gain support for a $15-an-hour wage.

The campaign of discontent, backed by the Service Employees International Union and begun in New York City in late 2012, has spread to 150 cities nationwide and 33 countries. The global protest was organized by Fast Food Forward, a group financed by the SEIU.