Fast Food Workers Protesting Over Low Wages
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Some Indianapolis fast food workers are walking off their jobs today as part of a national movement to hit the $200 billion industry.
Fran Quigley, professor at the IU McKinney School of Law says the protest at a McDonald's in downtown Indy is the first in a series. Today's rallies are inspired by strikes that took place earlier this summer in seven cities.
The workers are calling for $15 an hour wages and the right to form a union without retaliation or unfair labor practices. The current minimum wage in Indiana is $7.25.