Fast food workers march to protest minimum wage

BOSTON (WHDH) - Fast food workers in Boston are preparing to walk off the job as part of a nationwide Labor Day protest.

Workers say they are fighting for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, as well as union rights.

Workers say they believe strong unions will help them just as much as an increased minimum wage.

The Boston strike was set to begin at the McDonald’s on Tremont Street in Boston at 6 a.m.

Workers gathered to march to Copley Square carrying signs and chanting.

Workers in as many as 300 cities were scheduled to gather on Labor Day.

Advocates say they’d like to see the Massachusetts legislature take up the $15 minimum wage, but if it doesn’t happen this year, they’d like to see it on the 2018 ballot.

 

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