Fast food workers rally for higher pay

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SAN DIEGO - Local fast-food cooks and cashiers joined the largest-ever fast food strike on Tuesday, with walkouts set for 270 cities.

As part of the strike, fast-food, home care, students and faculty throughout San Diego will protest outside of San Diego City Hall, joining workers in 500 cities nationwide to demand that elected leaders raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The strike comes as San Diego’s workers say they’ll be taking the Fight for $15 and union rights to the ballot box to show candidates of all political stripes that the more than 64 million Americans paid less than $15 an hour are a huge section of the electorate.

There are reportedly 6 million workers in California paid less than $15 an hour.

The strike kicked off at 7 a.m. at 1260 Park Boulevard, and was set to continue throughout the day at various locations around San Diego, including a rally outside San Diego City Hall at 5 p.m.

 

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