Fast-food and hospital workers in the Pittsburgh area are joining hundreds of others nationwide in protesting low wages.
About 60 people showed up at the McDonald’s on Allegheny Avenue on the North Side before dawn this morning. The crowd briefly entered the restaurant and then left as police arrived.
The protesters are calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union as part of an ongoing push targeting the world’s biggest hamburger chain.
The “Fight for $15” campaign said low-wage workers representing various industries planned to turn out to show their solidarity with fast-food workers. They say they’re targeting McDonald’s because of its ability to influence pay practices throughout the economy.