Miami Fast-Food Workers Plan Strike

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Planning on stopping to get fast-food for breakfast tomorrow morning? You may encounter some delays as a group of workers are planning on walking off their jobs.

A group of workers in Miami are planning the protest Thursday morning as part of a series of actions in cities across the U.S.

The workers want $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Similar events are expected in Los Angeles, Boston, Minneapolis and other U.S. cities, as well as internationally.

The fast-food protests began in 2012 in New York City. Workers say companies are no longer hiring teenagers earning summer spending cash, but are employing parents struggling to raise children on minimum wages.

In March, workers in several cities sued McDonald’s for wage theft. McDonald’s says it’s looking into the allegations and will take any necessary actions.

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