Yesterday, Naomi Brockwell and I attended a demonstration
demanding that fast-food restaurants boost their minimum wage to
$15 per hour, or a little more than double the current federal
minimum wage. The strike, which was led by a group called Fast Food Forward that’s
affiliated with the Service Employees International Union
(SEIU), was one of more than a 100 similar demonstrations held
in cities across the country.
The New York demonstration had about 150 people, but the number
of actual fast food employees participating in the strike was
small. It was business as usual at every restaurant we dropped
by yesterday morning and, at a McDonald’s restaurant on 23rd
Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan, employees behind the
counter said they had heard nothing about a strike.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/06/what-we-saw-at-nycs-fast-food-strik