Thanks for an awesome JACK'S 9TH SHOW! Check out these Photos and Recap from the show. 

Fast Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Over Hourly Wages In Second Protest Since Aug.

View Comments
(Photo by Michael Villagran//Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Villagran//Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California fast food workers Thursday staged a walkout as part of their attempt to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The protest, the second since August, was organized by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and designed to pressure Congress into raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25, or about $15,000 annually.

Workers say many have to work second jobs and use public assistance to make ends meet.

“It’s very hard because I don’t work that many hours because they’re being taken away from me or I am not being scheduled enough to support myself and I’m making only 15 to 20 hours a week,” Simon Rojas said.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 375 other followers