Fast food workers in Boston participate in nationwide protests

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December 5, 2013, 12:25 pm
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(NECN: Peter Howe, Boston, Mass.) - Fast food workers think they deserve a break, and they are willing to take action to get it.

Walkouts are being staged in 100 cities and rallies in another 100.

The workers are pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

But, the National Restaurant Association says a $15 an hour minimum wage could put many of the people demanding it out of work.

One of those demonstrations is being held in Boston. Workers are rallying at the Burger King in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.

Tags: Peter Howe, minimum wage, fast food
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