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Fast food employees set to walk out May 15

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Fast food employees set to walk out May 15

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED May 7, 2014

An impending fast food protest is scheduled globally for Thursday, May 15.

"McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC employees in the United States will demand a raise to $15-an-hour next Thursday, joined internationally by fast food employees also seeking higher pay, in as many as 33 countries," reports Time. In the U.S. the walkout will affect restaurants in an estimated 150 cities.

"The strike’s announcement, at a Manhattan McDonald’s on Wednesday, came days after fast-food workers and union leaders from across the globe came together for the first time at a meeting organized by the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering and Tobacco Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)," further reports Time.

Fast Food Forward, the organization that is prompting the walkout, has spearheading protests since 2012. They're calling their campaign "Fight for 15."