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Fast Food Worker Protests


Fast food workers nationwide are holding a day of protests.

Demonstration organizers say thousands are walking off the job to join rallies calling for more money.

They want a big raise to $15 an hour.

That's more than twice the national minimum wage of $7.25.

Organizers say today's walkout is part of a movement to get more money for all low-wage workers from retail employees to warehouse workers.

President Obama is renewing his call to raise the minimum wage but the national restaurant association says the protests are being staged by unions.

"Making sure our economy works for every working American," said President Obama.

Organizers say they are planning more protests in the future.


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