McDonald’s Workers, Others Demand Higher Pay In NYC Strike

Source: Leslie Patton / Bloomberg

About 400 workers from McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)Wendy’s Co. (WEN) and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) are striking today in New York City as they call for higher wages.

“By far, it will be one of the biggest actions that fast- food workers have taken in this country,” Jonathan Westin, executive director of advocacy group and organizer New York Communities for Change, said in an interview before the strike. The employees want $15-an-hour pay and the right to form a union, he said.

The minimum wage in New York is $7.25 an hour. The strike, which also includes workers from Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW)Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) and Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA), follows a similar one in New York in November, where about 200 workers walked off the job.

Employees from about 60 restaurants are striking, which may force some locations to close, Westin said.

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