BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of fast-food workers have walked out of their jobs in Massachusetts to participate in a nationwide demand for higher wages.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

About 150 workers and supporters chanted slogans, held up signs while protesting in front of fast-food restaurants in Boston on Thursday to demand $15 an hour.

That’s nearly double the state minimum wage of $8 and is more than double the federal minimum of $7.25.

One protester, 45-year-old Kyle King, has worked as a cashier at Burger King in Boston for the past nine years.

He says the $8.15 he earns is barely enough to pay for his bus fare to and from work, together with food for maybe a couple of days.

He says he’s been coping by cutting back over the past three years and paying only part of his bills.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s