NEW YORK - Workers at a handful of New York City fast-food outlets are picketing to demand higher wages and the right to join a union.
A spokesman for the union drive says the first picket line was set up Thursday morning at a McDonald's in mid-Manhattan. There will be additional picket lines throughout the day.
The workers say they're fighting for a living wage of $15 an hour.
The state Labor Department says median pay for fast-food workers in New York City is about $9 an hour.
According to The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/TmGJTW ), McDonald's said in a statement that it values its employees and remains committed to them.
Union drives have been rare at fast-food restaurants because turnover is high and few employees work full time.
$15 an hour. REALLY? Are you kidding me? I might have had some sympathy if they wanted a dollar or two increase. But they're wanting double their pay for working in fast food. I hope these ass clowns loose their jobs. You don't deserve that kind of money for flipping burgers.
Recent discussions in the Video Games forum
|OT: Websites connect college students with `sugar daddies' willing to pay the bills||15||1 minute ago|
|OT: Texas Republican Congressman: Future intergalactic Noah's Arks should be straights-only; No Gay Spaceships. This is the party of Trump||24||2 minutes ago|
|Ot: gift ideas for a Bernie Sanders fan||11||5 minutes ago|
|Bought Uncharted 4....||40||11 minutes ago|
|Overwatch Master List||76||20 minutes ago|
|12 Games in 12 Months 2016-2017 edition||152||27 minutes ago|
|Amazon Customers Are Furious Over the Site's New Refund Policy||5||51 minutes ago|
|OT: Do you conceal carry?||104||55 minutes ago|
|Why cant PS3 fans admit the 360 has a bigger, higher scoring game library?||8241||1 hour ago|
|Dark Souls III Community Help Thread - **Expect Spoilers**||2762||1 hour ago|
|Street Fighter V: Ibuki reveal trailer||3||1 hour ago|
|Apple is a tax cheat and treats iPhone workers in China horribly. China hits back: iTunes and iBooks stores shut down||19||1 hour ago|