Fast-food workers in Greenville held a strike on Thursday demanding a raise in pay. Strikers want a $15 an hour minimum wage. The fast-food employees from McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King also want to form a union without retaliation.
In the United States, strikes are expected throughout the country from Los Angeles to Raleigh. When Seattle's mayor proposed a $15 minimum wage earlier this month, Businessweek said he was "adopting the rallying cry of fast-food workers."
Pastor Randy B.Royal, elected and appointed city officials, and other Pitt County community leaders will support workers as they make their grievances known on Thursday. This local action is one of many both world and nationwide.