Fast food workers strike for higher pay

By WEEK Producer

Fast food workers strike for higher pay

July 31, 2013 Updated Jul 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM CDT

Fast food workers in seven U.S. cities walked off the job Monday demanding higher pay.

Wednesday in Chicago, dozens of workers marched outside a McDonalds, chanting and carrying signs saying "Fight for 15."

The workers are demanding the right to form a union without retaliation and wages of $15 an hour. On average, fast food workers earn less than $8 an hour.

"I'm here today cause we are fighting for $15 and a union and this is a start. Between today and tomorrow we are going to be on strike, fighting for the right of a union,” said striking worker Victor Guzman.

Fast food workers in New York City, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. are also striking.