DES MOINES, Iowa — This week, fast food workers plan to protest for more pay.
A rally is scheduled during the lunchtime rush at the McDonald’s located at 601 University Avenue on Monday. Workers are fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Monday’s protests will join others taking place across the nation, which coincide with the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike. This became a rally cry of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a strike during which hundreds of black men went on strike for recognition of their union and demanded a raise of $2 an hour.