$15 of shame: Minimum-wage protest hits Downtown Burger King

King them: Workers protest to demand a $15-per-hour minimum wage outside of the Fulton Mall Burger King on Dec. 4.
Photo by Jason Speakman

Call this protest the Whopper stopper.

Around 200 hourly workers demonstrated outside the Burger King on Fulton Mall on Thursday morning, calling on the state to raise its minimum wage to $15. Organizers from the advocacy campaign Fight for 15 assembled the workers, who attended from fast-food restaurants and from area airports. The rally was part of a day of strikes nationwide that the New York Times reported took place in 150 cities.

The Brooklyn laborers rallied with elected officials including Assemblyman Walter Mosley (D–Fort Greene), Councilman Brad Lander (D–Park Slope), and Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D–Fort Greene).

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at mperl‌man@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.

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