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Bay Area Fast Food Workers To Strike Thursday In Protest Of Low Wages

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Bay Area fast food workers planned to participate in a nationwide strike Thursday to protest low wages.

Workers from 40 Oakland restaurants planned to stay home, with the goal of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Workers in 150 cities across the U.S. planned to participate in the protest.

Strikers will convene Thursday morning to protest two McDonald’s restaurants in Oakland.

The protest comes in the middle of a nationwide push to raise the minimum wage.

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