NYC fast-food workers strike for better pay

Hundreds of employees stop work at scores of restaurants, saying $7-$9 per hour is not enough to survive.

    About 400 fast food workers in New York City are holding a one-day strike at scores of McDonald's, Domino's, Taco Bell and other fast-food restaurants.

    Backed by a union coalition, the workers want the city's fast-food restaurants to pay $15 an hour, arguing they can barely get by on the $7.25-$9 an hour they currently receive. 

    Numerous restaurants are already closed for the day.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.