Fast food workers are protesting Thursday at two McDonald's restaurants in Tampa and Temple Terrace.
A press release said the Tampa movement is related to strikes in over 150 cities nationwide at several major fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell and Wendy's.
Workers are trying to raise their wages to $15 per hour, and also want the right to form a union.
Fast food workers took to the picket line at 6:00 a.m. at the McDonald's at 8214 North Florida Avenue.
There is another strike planned for noon at McDonald's at 11707 North 56th Street in Temple Terrace.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) hired a public relations firm to organize the protests in an attempt to bolster union membership.