The protests were organized by Fight for 15 a group backed by the Service Employees International Union

The protests were organized by Fight for $15, a group backed by the Service Employees International Union

Protesters target McDonald’s, other restaurants, demanding $15 wage

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Quick-service workers and other supporters of an increased minimum wage protested outside McDonald’s locations and other restaurants throughout the country Wednesday as part of a broad effort by labor groups pushing for a $15 hourly wage.

The protests began Tuesday in Boston and continued early Wednesday in New York City and other areas. Strikes were expected to take place in 236 cities across the country, with multiple demonstrations in many cities. The strikes are e

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