San Diego restaurants to participate in nationwide fast-food strike

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A nationwide strike of fast-food workers, security guards, and other workers looking to increase their pay to $15 an hour will take place Wednesday, including several planned rallies all over San Diego.

Home care workers and Walmart employees will also take part.

Security officers are planning a rally at Symphony Towers at 750 B Street, with other protests taking place at McDonald’s and Sonic restaurants in El Cajon and at the City Heights/Weingart Library. The protesters chose to rally on Tax Day because, according to them, they make so little money that they need to rely on government assistance to supplement their income.

San Diego State will also be the site of two rallies, one at 3:30 p.m. and another at 4:30 p.m.

A previous effort to instill an $11.50-an-hour minimum wage was unsuccessful in San Diego after business leaders were able to gather enough signatures to force the measure to a ballot vote, which will likely take place next year.

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