Fast food workers strike for $15 per hour in Minneapolis - KMSP-TV

Fast food workers strike for $15 per hour in Minneapolis

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Hundreds of fast food workers are expected to strike across the country demanding more money and the right to unionize. In the Twin Cities, about 20 people gathered at McDonald's on Stinson Boulevard at 6 a.m. in Minneapolis and a second strike is coming Thursday afternoon. VIEW PHOTOS

Employees are asking to be paid at least $15 an hour. What's concerning about the strike is that organizers have said they'd engage in civil disobedience -- which could result in arrests -- to draw more attention to the cause.

Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast food chains in 150 cities nationwide are expected to walk off their jobs for the "Fight for 15" campaign, which is backed financially by Service Employees International Union.

A second strike is expected at McDonald's on Hennepin Avenue South on Thursday afternoon. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) and several state lawmakers, who also showed up on Stinson Thursday morning, will attend.

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