10 arrested in Los Angeles fast-food wage protest

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Updated: 9/04 2:41 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested demonstrators who blocked a downtown street near a McDonald's restaurant to protest low wages for fast-food workers.

Police handcuffed 10 people on Thursday. A protest organizer, Alberto Retana, says eight of those detained are McDonald's employees.

The protest was one of a nationwide series calling on McDonald's, Burger King and similar companies to pay workers at least $15 an hour.

McDonald's says the rallies didn't affect service.

Labor organizers have been campaigning for the higher wage for two years. Many fast-food workers currently earn close to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour — about $15,000 a year for full-time work.

Los Angeles Mayor Gil Garcetti has proposed raising the minimum wage in the city from $9 per hour to $13.25 by 2017.

 

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