BOSTON (AP) — Cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants are planning to walk off the job to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The protesters are also pushing for union rights for fast food workers and for a paid medical leave bill currently before Massachusetts lawmakers.

The Labor Day protest is set to begin at the Tremont Street McDonald’s at 6 a.m. Monday and will be followed by a rally.

If lawmakers fail to act on the bills, the protesters are also backing two proposed ballot questions which would raise the minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15 an hour and guarantee workers have access to paid family and medical leave from their employers.

The protest is part of a nationwide demonstration.

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  1. Paul Woeller says:

    FIRE THEM ALL !! FF isn’t a career job for most it’s an entry level job to teach work ethics ! if you strike you have NONE

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