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Fast Food Workers Plan "Fight for 15" Strike Next Week

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Fast food workers rallied in Manhattan on Wednesday as they prepare to serve up a series of protests for better pay.

An international union federation announced fast food workers in 150 U.S. cities will go on strike next week on May 15.

They're calling it the "Fight for 15" because they want employers like McDonalds, Burger King and KFC to pay $15 an hour.

Workers are also demanding that they be allowed to unionize without fear of retaliation.

"We're here together and we all want to be heard. We're trying to make a statement that we do deserve the money and we're not going to stop until we get what we deserve," said one fast food worker.

"I'm a father of two and I'm a college graduate but the job market is very limited right now so I had to settle for working at a fast food restaurant and I can't support my family getting paid my poverty wages," said another fast food worker.

The federation also says it's organizing protests of fast food workers in 33 countries, fighting for a variety of improvements in pay or working conditions.

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