By Vic Diaz (@TheVicDiaz)
Continuing in their efforts to receive higher wages, fast-food workers are planning to walk out on their respective employers on Thursday. This act, according to the strike’s organizers, will take place in 100 cities throughout the country to raise awareness of their demands that the federal minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.
As a result of these demands, President Barack Obama has publicly said that he would be working to work with the senate to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, an increase from the current wage of $7.25. However, there are those who believe that this plan of massive strikes may not be what it is perceived to be.
The National Restaurant Association is claiming that these strikes are actually being planned by union representatives rather than actual employees, calling the act as, “campaign engineered by national labor groups.”
In addition to the 100-city strike, activist group Fast Food Forward is planning on holding demonstrations in 100 more cities. Kendall Fells, an organizer for the group, says that the strike, alongside the demonstrations, is done as a complement to the nationwide strike held this past summer.
Fells said, “They [fast-food workers] understand they’re not going to win from a one-day strike.”