McDonald’s workers strike for $15 minimum wage in Tampa

Hillsborough County

TAMPA (WFLA) -Dozens of McDonald’s workers in Tampa walked off the job today, demanding the company raise wages to $15 an hour.

It’s part of a nationwide strike that took place in 15 cities around the country.

One protester 8 On Your Side spoke with says the restaurant chain needs to do more to help employees who helped battle COVID-19.

“I’m 61 years old. I have had COVID and they don’t have no coverage for me. The days I’m off of work, I have to take it as a loss. They should have something that would cover us for the days we have to be off of work,” Gail Rogers said.

The protest was held just a day before McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting.

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