Workers in 33 countries from around the world have joined with U.S. employees to protest wages at various fast food chains, reports Forbes.

American workers in cities including Oakland, New York City, Raleigh, Miami, Orlando, Philly, and Sacramento are asking for $15 dollar an hour—more than twice the current minimum wage. And across the world, 33 other countries and 80 cities, including Brussels, Bangkok, Auckland, Casablanca, Seoul, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Denmark and more, have joined in on the demonstrations.

The protests are being organized by the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations, which counts 12 million workers across 126 countries. The protests have been directed at brands including Wendy's, Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, and more.

As demonstrations continue, McDonald's has released the following statement: 

"This is an important discussion that needs to take into account the highly competitive nature of the industries that employ minimum-wage workers, as well as consumers and the thousands of small businesses which own and operate the vast majority of McDonald’s restaurants.”

[via Forbes]

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