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Florida McDonald's workers plan to strike for $15 an hour

Posted at 7:10 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 07:10:02-04

MIAMI (AP) — Organizers say nearly 200 McDonald's employees and community members in Florida are planning to hold a demonstration, demanding $15 an hour and union rights.

A Fight for $15 and a Union spokeswoman says workers from around Tampa, Orlando and Miami are planning to hold demonstrations Thursday outside two stores in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

Florida's current minimum wage is $8.46 an hour. Fight for $15 and a Union formed in 2012 when fast-food workers around the country began walking away from their jobs and demanding a minimum wage increase.

The spokeswoman says the organization has helped win more than $70 billion in raises for more than 24 million workers across the U.S.