Dozens of service workers, students and families protested outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Pittsburgh’s North Side Thursday.
William Boas led the crowd in chants by megaphone.
He said fast food jobs aren’t just for teenagers.
“This McDonald’s right here is open 24 hours a day,” Boas said. “We don’t have to be the smartest people in the world to know that it takes adults to run that store. Right now, it’s a Thursday morning. Kids are in school.”
Some experts say a living wage is somewhere between $10 and $15 per hour for a single adult, but the federal minimum wage is $7.25. Boas, 34, said he made $8 per hour working at McDonald’s. He said he needs higher wages to support himself and his three children.