Protesters push for better wages for McDonald's employees

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Updated: 12/05/2013 9:32 pm
Lubbock protesters posted up outside McDonalds Thursday, joining a national push for higher wages for fast food workers. 

Demonstrators withstood the bitter cold with their signs to take part in the 100-city effort that includes strikes, walkouts and protests. Lubbock protesters said they believe fast food workers do not make enough money to support their families, and need government assistance to live. 

"Workers are making less than $9 an hour, while the fast food industry makes over $2 billion a year," Protester Leila Forouhi said. "That's not right."

Some protesters across the country called for $15 an hour pay for fast food workers, although that number is considered more of a rallying point than reality. 
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Layla - 12/7/2013 10:51 AM
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The actual figure is over $200 billion per year
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