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Fast Food Strikes

Thousands of fast food workers hold a day strike in seven cities across the country today.

Several major fast food chains were included, like: McDonald's, Burger king, Wendy's, Domino's and Papa John's Pizza.

Workers say they want a pay raise to $15.00 an hour. That's more than twice the federal minimum wage.

"Picketers" also demand better working conditions and freedom to organize a union.

The National Labor Relations Board has also heard the complaints.

Industry analysts explain doubling wages mean higher prices for you - the consumer. They also point out with unemployment levels still high many job seekers may be willing to step in when striking workers step out.