Local fast food workers join national protest

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A few of San Diego's fast food employees joined a
nationwide demonstration Thursday aimed at raising hourly pay to $15 and
unionizing.

Demonstrators held up signs in front of a downtown Wendy's on Broadway.
On the West Coast, Service Employees Union International was behind many
demonstrations, which were planned 50 cities around the United States.

“My experience is we don't make enough here,” Debra Flores, a 20-year-
old single mother who told 10News she makes $8 an hour. “It's minimum wage.
Everybody here at Wendy's has kids and they don't make enough to support their
kids.”

Wendy's spokesman Bob Bertini had a response:

“We are proud to provide a place where thousands of people, who come to
us asking for a job, can enter the workforce at a starting wage, gain skills
and advance with us or move on to something else.”

The movement started in New York City this past fall, and workers in
Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit and other cities joined them in April and July.

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