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New York City fast food workers plan 2nd job action day

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Hundreds of New York City fast food workers demonstrated Thursday at dozens of fast food establishments, including McDonald's, Domino's, Wendy's and Pizza Hut.

They want fast food restaurants to pay them $15 per hour. Workers earn an average of $8.25 per hour.

New York's minimum wage is $7.25 but the Legislature last month voted to raise it to $9 by 2016.

The protest was organized by the Fast Food Forward labor-community coalition. It coincides with the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in 1968 in Memphis where he was leading a peaceful march in support of striking low-paid sanitation workers.

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