Fast Food Workers to Protest Wages in 80 Cities Across the World

Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, May 15, 2014.
Image: Reuters

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TIME

Fast food workers demanding higher wages are planning strikes in 80 cities across 30 countries Thursday to match 150 similar protests planned in the U.S.

Workers will take to the streets in Seoul, Dublin, Casablanca and Panama City, among other cities, the New York Times reports.

The most recent round of fast food wage strikes began more than a year ago, but they have failed to meet their goal of forcing McDonalds and other companies to raise workers’ wages to at lest $15 an hour. (The current federal minimum wage in the U.S. is $7.25.)

Protest organizers in the U.S. have turned to international workers to add global pressure on fast food companies in light of dwindling membership in American unions. That strategy could prove effective, as some of the world’s biggest fast food companies increasingly rely on international revenue in the face of falling U.S. sales.

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