MADISON (WKOW) – Fast food workers in Madison will join others across the country on Thursday to protest low wages.
Local workers are expected to walk off their jobs to join a strike that will span across many cities. They are fighting for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
The median wage for fast food workers in Madison is $8.83 per hour.
Opponents to the strike say higher wages would cause some employees to lose their jobs so employers could afford to pay remaining workers more.
The protests started a year ago in New York City. Madison workers joined a national strike back in August.
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