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Wage War: Global Fast Food Worker Protest Planned for May 15

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The fight for higher pay for fast food workers continues, as employees and supporters from 150 cities across six continents plan a global protest on May 15, to coincide with demands to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour, over the U.S.'s current $7.25.

At a press conference in Manhattan on Wednesday, organizers from Fast Food Forward, which represents New York's fast food workers, announced a series of demonstrations at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC locations to occur next week in 33 different countries, from Italy to Argentina. Projected protests include flash mobs, walk-outs, and sit-ins, with an estimated thousands of participants out of the U.S.'s approximate 4 million industry workers, says USA Today.

"We can't survive on $7.25!" reads a headline on the Fast Food Forward website, which states that the current minimum wage is not enough to allow workers to afford "basic necessities," such as rent and transportation.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Golden Arches HQ has been prepping for the protests since April and organizing its global and regional security teams nationwide to "monitor the situation."