LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fast food workers in Las Vegas are expected to join their counterparts across the country in a push for $15-and-hour wages.
Workers from restaurants including McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC were set to protest at about 6 a.m. Thursday across from the Mirage casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Organizers say the workers are seeking better pay and the right to form a union without retaliation.
Protests among fast food workers have gained national media attention since they started in New York City in late 2012.
Restaurant industry groups say such pay hikes would hurt their ability to create jobs and note that many of the participants are not workers. Demonstrations have been organized by the Service Employees International Union.
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