Fast Food Worker Strikes Seek $15 Per Hour Wage

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Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Duane Stanford discusses today's planned strikes by fast food workers in 50 U.S. cities as they demand wages of $15 per hour and looks at the potential impact of a hike in the minimum wage. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

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Coming up, you may have problems finding someone to ask you -- thousands of fast food workers are expected to walk out today.

They have walked out and are walking out.

That is our neighborhood mcdonald's around the corner.

Don't see any protesters outside the that could change throughout the day.

We will be back with more in a moment.

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I caught up recently with the ceo don thompson of mac donald's about issue last month.

I think we have legislators and many people that will determine whether or not minimum wage should be raised and if women don't wages raise, we have been and above minimum wage employeer.

Whatever legislation comes, our franchisees come our system will abide by any of those legislations.

We are about providing opportunity.

For more on the strike, i am joined bywayne stamford.

Dwayne, that is not good enough for these workers.

Yes, these workers are taking protest that they started last year and expanding them to cities like boston and san diego.

They want to raise attention to the fact that they believe the wages should be increased so they can make more of a living wage.

They are talking about going from $7.25, around $15,000 a year, to doubling that.

To some, that might seem low but to these workers, they feel it would really help them make ends meet.

It would certainly be a much bigger boost for them.

Let me play for you one comment , one person who opposes raising the minimum wage which is the mississippi governor phil bryant.

This is what he said would be the impact of raising the minimum wage.

It will drive up unemployment.

What employers will say that i cannot expand, i cannot take the chance of borrowing the money and expanding my industry to

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