SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Fast food workers are fed up with low hourly wages, and they’re speaking out. A campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 hourly resumes this week in 150 cities.
Union organizers are planning a nationwide protest; the latest in a two-year effort to fatten up their paychecks. Some are saying a large scale protest could scare away business.
Jane Talbot of Florence said, “I’d probably be torn about going in and I understand people’s right to picket and I understand unions, but I wouldn’t want to walk through a picket line if I didn’t have to, so I might be inclined not to go in.”
Boston is one of the cities where protests are expected at fast food chains. Many of the workers say if they don’t see an increase, they’ll simply walk off the job.