Fast-food workers plan to stage a global protest next week in 150 U.S. cities and 33 other countries to demand better pay and working conditions, organizers said Wednesday, NBC News reported. Workers taking part in the protest will walk off their jobs on May 15 to demand wage increases and the right to form a union without retaliation, organizers said Wednesday in New York. Both McDonald's and Burger King defended their treatment of employees in separate statements.
Protesters lobby for higher wages for fast food workers and urge fast food workers from around the globe to join their campaign outside a McDonald's on Wednesday in New York City. Fast food workers have been fighting for higher wages, which has been in parallel to recent calls for a raise in the national minimum wage.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Updated at 4:05 PM PDT