Fast-food workers to protest minimum wage

by: Trish Williford Updated:


Fast-food workers demanding $15 an hour plan to walk off their jobs at restaurants across Charlotte Thursday.
It's part of a nationwide strike at 150 cities across the country.

Those workers say minimum wage just isn't enough, so hundreds of them plan to protest.
“I could use the extra money,” said Cherrica Withers, a fast-food worker.
Withers travels from Charlotte to Cornelius every day for her job at Taco Bell. She said it’s tough for her to survive on her minimum wage salary.
“We work hard in fast food; I think minimum wage should be raised,” she said.
In addition to a higher wage, workers are asking for the right to form their own union without fear of retaliation from their bosses.
But while those workers will be hitting the streets for a bigger paycheck, not everyone believes they deserve that much.
The fast-food rally will kick off on Sunset Road in Charlotte at 11 a.m.

Other strikes are also expected tomorrow from Oakland to Raleigh.