Fast food workers stage rallies for better pay in Delaware

By Mellany Armstrong 2:23pm, August 29, 2013 - Updated 5:18pm, August 29, 2013
Fast-food workers walk off the job in Delaware to rally for better pay.

WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.

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"Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super-size!"

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Workers and supporters at the Burger King on Concord Pike in Wilmington held signs and chanted that they can't live on $7.25 an hour. Christopher Harding of New Castle has four kids and a wife.

"They're making a lot of money, and I don't see why they can't up the money just a little but, know what I mean? So that people could actually live," he said.

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Jennifer Buford wants Burger King to show her the money.

"There's no full-time, we get no benefits, no raises, no nothing. $7.25 for a whole year. I live check to check, literally, check to check," she said.

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This customer says the workers can't see that the $15 an hour they want would have consequences.

"There would be half of these people working, and then they're going to wonder, 'Gee, $15 an hour, but I don't have a job,' and then 'Oh, gee, the cost of a burger is, like, 8 bucks,'" he said.

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The workers are also calling for the right for form a union. State police were on the scene to make sure the driveway stayed open for customers.

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