Peoria McDonald's workers part of 150-city strike

By WEEK Producer

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 6:49 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Fast food orders under the golden arches may not have been so fast on Thursday.

McDonald's workers in Peoria joined a 150-city strike to push for higher pay and more workers' rights.

Fast food workers in three dozen countries on six continents have joined this movement.

They are calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation from their employers.

"Most of the workers here at McDonald's are not teenagers, they are older adults trying to take care of our families, raise our children and this is something I deeply believe in,” said McDonald’s Employee Maria Trisler.

Following the local strike in Peoria, the workers went up to Chicago to join rallies there.

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