Atlanta fast-food workers join nationwide protest
ATLANTA (WSB-TV) — Fast-food employees are protesting again in their quest for a higher minimum wage.
More than 20 people marched several blocks to the Krystal on Moreland Avenue in southeast Atlanta around 6 a.m. Thursday.
The group is holding signs, chanting and calling for an increase in pay to $15 an hour and the right to form a union.
A group of workers held a similar protest outside the McDonald’s on Moreland Avenue in August.
The Atlanta group is a part of a “strike wave,” which includes 100 cities nationwide.
Jobs with Justice, a coalition of community activist groups, estimates there are 77,000 fast-food workers in Atlanta earning an average of $8.50 an hour.
Another protest is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday.
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