Dozens of fast-food workers and supporters marched outside a South Los Angeles Burger King at 6 a.m., Thursday chanting their demand for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
Holding signs with slogans such as “Burgers and Lies,” “Yo Quiero $15,” and “Lovin' a Living Wage,” they began moving into formation while the sky was still dark, headlights speeding by on the 110 Freeway behind the restaurant in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood.
As the sun slowly rose and honks from passing passing cars increased, the employees and protest organizers from the Service Employees International Union, many decked out in “Fight For 15” T-shirts, snaked around the corner at Broadway and Century Boulevard.
Inside the restaurant, several workers polished windows and milled behind the counter. A lone car passed through the drive-thru.
The protest and others in Los Angeles on Thursday are part of a nationwide labor action expected to bring picketers out in dozens of cities in support of higher wages for fast-food warkers.