“Twenty-six protesters were arrested in Durham, NC Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 as the Bull City joined over 150 cities nationwide as part of a campaign called “Fight for $15.” Labor organizers are trying to escalate efforts to get McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour. The protesters blocked Main Street in Durham for several hours before being arrested.”
“The North Carolina AFL-CIO and the “Raise Up” Fast Food Worker Association said about 200 fast food workers across the state walked off the job Thursday.
In a statement, McDonald’s Corporation said they had no reported service interruptions because of the walk-outs. The company says local franchisees set wages for their workers.”