INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Fast food workers are once again demonstrating over the state’s minimum wage.
Protests were held in 190 cities around the country such as Chicago, Kansas City and St. Petersburg, Florida. A handful of McDonald’s workers say they’re fighting for higher wages.
They protested outside an Indianapolis McDonald’s, just north of downtown, Thursday morning. Workers are demanding an increase from $7.25 to $15 an hour.
A single mother of four kids told 24-Hour News 8 Thursday she’s struggling with what she makes. Shynika Jakes says she’s not just fighting for herself and other Hoosiers.
“This is for worldwide, this is just not Indiana, it’s everywhere, for everyone,” Jakes said. “We’re fighting for everyone, just not ourselves, we’re fighting for everyone in the world to get minimum wages that we can live off of. We don’t want minimum wages, we want living wages.”
Indiana currently follows the federal minimum wage. Just this week, Chicago’s City Council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour.