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Fast Food Workers Striking for Higher Pay

JACKSON, Miss.- Local Fast food workers joined a movement on Tuesday to demand increased pay.

Jackson workers, along with people from 250 other cities joined together in the capitol city to show their support of a raise in wages. They are demanding a $15 an hour wage and right to unionize.

They gathered at two different McDonald’s restaurants in Jackson, reports WAPT.

They claim that 56 percent of Mississippi workers are being paid less than $15 an hour. The think this is wrong and want it to be raised, comparing wages from other states like Louisiana who pays their workers $10 instead of the normal minimum wage.

The Department of Employment security said that jobs who make less than that include probation officers, preschool and substitute teachers, and library techs.

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