Today fast-food workers across the country are going on strike to protest low wages and push for a wage boost from $7.25 to $15 an hour. Organizers have promised walk-outs in as many as 50 cities, but it’s unclear whether Baltimore will be one of them.
It’s possible that even if workers are striking in Baltimore you won’t have any trouble acquiring all the Whoppers, Baconators, and McWhatNots you desire. Organizers announced general plans for the protest well in advance, so managers may have adjusted their staff accordingly.
Nevertheless, this promises to be the largest demonstration yet in the nearly year-long effort to unionize fast-food workers and bargain for a living wage.