McDonald's workers at Broad and Girard Streets walked out of work Thursday morning to show solidarity for a worldwide fast food strike.
The workers are striking to demand $15 per hour and want to form a union. The fast food strike is a first-ever for Philadelphia, according to Fight for Philly organizers. There are strikes running concurrently in 150 U.S. cities and 3 dozen countries.
Workers from Burger King, Subway, Popeye's, Dunkin' Donuts and KFC are among those who joined in the global effort. In addition to the request for higher livable wages, the workers want to form a union without retaliation.
The campaign began in 2012 in New York City when 200 fast food workers walked off their jobs demanding the wage increase and desire to unionize.