$15 of shame: Minimum-wage protest hits Downtown Burger King

King them: Workers protest to demand a $15-per-hour minimum wage outside of the Fulton Mall Burger King on Dec. 4.
The Brooklyn Paper
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Call this protest the Whopper stopper.

Around 200 hourly workers demonstrated outside the Burger King on Fulton Mall on Thursday morning, calling on the state to raise its minimum wage to $15. Organizers from the advocacy campaign Fight for 15 assembled the workers, who attended from fast-food restaurants and from area airports. The rally was part of a day of strikes nationwide that the New York Times reported took place in 150 cities.

The Brooklyn laborers rallied with elected officials including Assemblyman Walter Mosley (D–Fort Greene), Councilman Brad Lander (D–Park Slope), and Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D–Fort Greene).

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Rufus Leaking from BH says:
The good news is that they raised the wage to $15. an hour.

The bad news is that all but 3 of you are fired.

We now have a do- it- yourself kiosk, that makes fewer mistakes than you, and can make change of a dollar better than you.
Dec. 6, 2014, 6:27 pm
Ian from Williamsburg says:
If you dont like the wage, then don't take the job. If you don't have skills for another job, then develop them through school or training. If you can't afford to live in NYC, then move to a lower cost of living city. Clearly there's people willing to take these jobs and work for less than 15, so why do unskilled workers feel entitled to more from a private business?
Dec. 7, 2014, 9:54 am

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