Boston Fast Food Employees Protest

By Tiffany Brown

BOSTON — Boston fast food employees recently protested out of anger and frustration to demand higher wages. Nine people were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after causing a traffic jam in the Financial District on State and Congress streets. Protesters, who are fighting for $15 an hour, have complained that their wages are significantly below the cost of living. There are 42,000 fast food workers in Boston being paid an average of $9.50 an hour. Massachusetts plans to raise the minimum wage by a dollar every year, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and continuing until 2017. (Bay State Banner)

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