Today, Southern California fast food workers plan to stage a walkout in an attempt to raise the hourly minimum wages to $15 an hour, reports CBS LA.
CBS LA notes, “organizers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) say the strike was designed to put pressure on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25, which many of an estimated nearly 4 million fast food workers nationwide say is no longer livable.”
So where can you expect to see the walkouts happen today? Employees are scheduled to stage the walkouts at several McDonald’s locations in addition to select Wendy’s, Taco Bell, El Pollo Loco and Jack in the Box restaurants.
Currently, California workers make approximately $9 per hour.
So for today’s morning show phone topic, we want to know – have you ever worked in fast food before? If so, tell us the year(s) you worked and how much you were making at the time in the comments below!
Listen to what some our callers had to say about their experiences working in fast food below. You’ll be shocked at what some of the wages were like back in the day!
Read more about the planned fast food strike on CBSLA.com.