Fast food workers protest in Tampa for higher wages - WFLA News Channel 8

Fast food workers protest in Tampa for higher wages

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Fast food workers and their supporters continued to protest outside several fast food restaurants Thursday afternoon.

Two dozen people marched in front of several fast food businesses on Fletcher Avenue, demanding to be paid more than minimum wage, even up to $15 dollars an hour.

Reverend Charles McKenzie says it is time for corporate America to open its wallet for its workers.

"We are saying to America that it is time for business as usual to stop, to treat these workers with dignity and decency and provide for them the margin of increase that they are asking for,” said McKenzie.

The protestors say they hope these informal demonstrations will draw attention to the plight of the workers, while also getting the message across to the people who support the fast food businesses.

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