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Local Fast Food Workers Fight For $15 Minimum Wage

Fast food workers gathered outside a Milwaukee McDonald’s Thursday morning to fight for higher wages.

The latest protest comes just week after 3 states, California, New York, and Pennsylvania, agreed to pay workers $15 an hour.

Similar protests are happening at McDonald’s locations across the country.

Many of those who participated chanted “We work, we sweat, put 15 on our check.”

In a statement to CBS58, McDonald’s said, “We proudly invest in the future of those who work in McDonald's restaurants. In addition to raising the minimum wage for employees at our company-owned restaurants, we also offer employees access to Archways to Opportunity, a set of programs McDonald’s pays for which helps them earn a high school diploma and get needed tuition assistance so they can work toward earning a college degree."

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