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File photo of a demonstrator calling for higher wages outside a Jack in The Box fast food outlet in Oakland

James Legados joins demonstrators calling for higher wages outside a Jack in The Box fast food outlet in Oakland, California, in this December 5, 2013 file photo. President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. REUTERS/Noah Berger/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST FOOD EMPLOYMENT)

Fast-food workers protests

Yahoo NewsSeptember 4, 2014

Police handcuffed several protesters in New York and Detroit on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

The protests, which are planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of the "Fight for $15" campaign. Since the protests began in late 2012, organizers have switched up their tactics every few months. (AP)

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