A national movement that would see fast-food
workers and retail employees get a big bump in pay is making its way to Tampa.
Labor organizers that have targeted 50 American cities are making their way to Tampa on Aug. 29 to call for hourly pay of at least $15 for workers at area fast-food joints and retails stores, according to TBO.com. Stores targeted in the past have included Walgreens, Burger King, Wendy’s, Macy’s and Sears, among others.
TBO says the picketing will start around 4:30 p.m. at a Wendy’s on Fowler Avenue, but about six other restaurants will also see peaceful protests in action.
Minimum wage in Florida is currently set at $7.79 an hour, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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