Fast food workers in southern US plan to join living wage protests
Workers in cities like Memphis, Raleigh and Tampa will join demonstrations on August 29.
Workers in around half a dozen southern US cities like Memphis, Tampa and Raleigh will join planned demonstrations on August 29 protesting low wages, according to reports. Workers, organized by advocacy group Fast Food Foward, will ask for a living wage of $15 per hour and the right to organize without retaliation from ownership. The current median wage for fast food workers is around $9 an hour, or $18,500 per year, which puts the average worker $4,500 under the federal poverty line.