Labor organizers and fast food workers hit the streets Thursday in demonstrations pressuring fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King to raise workers’ pay.
Food chain employees in more than 30 countries are participating in the protests demanding their employers pay $15 an hour, the AP reports.
The Fight For 15 campaign, organized by the fast food union Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, is backing the nationwide protests, including the demonstrations in Boston.
Fast food workers in countries including Denmark have joined in solidarity with US workers who are fighting for a wage increase, the AP reports.
In Denmark, McDonald's worker Louise Marie Rantzau said the plan was to take a photo outside Burger King or other restaurants and post it on social media. Rantzau, who earns about $21 an hour, said a collective agreement with McDonald's in the country prevents workers from protesting the chain.
Here’s a glimpse of other local fast food workers participating in the nationwide protest:
President Barack Obama has urged Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The current rate is $7.25 an hour.