Atlanta fast food workers planning walk out

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Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Michigan, shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of McDonald's on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint. Atlanta fast-food works are planning a walkout to push for unionization and hourly pay of $15. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages.

Atlanta Jobs with Justice Officials say employees at several chain restaurants in the city are planning to walk off the job Thursday to push for unionization and hourly pay of $15.

Organizers say Atlanta is home to more than 77,000 fast food workers who earn median wages of about $8.50 to $10.70.

Organizers say the walk-out in inspired by seven similar strikes across the country earlier this summer. Organizers say local clergy, elected officials and community supporters are expected to join the strike.

Demonstrations are being planned at the Five Points MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, and at a McDonald's and Church's Chicken in southeast Atlanta.



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