Fast food workers protest for $15 per hour

Posted on: 9:21 am, July 31, 2013, by and

Fast Food protest raise

Fast food workers in seven states are protesting for higher wages.

They said they want employers to raise their pay from minimum wage to $15 per hour.

A new study from Kansas State University shows what would happen to food prices if restaurants like McDonald’s paid their employees more.

The pay increase would send up the price of a Big Mac 68 cents, from $3.99 to $4.67.

The study said every item on the Dollar Menu would cost about 17 cents more.

However, according to the study results, McDonald’s could afford to give their workers a raise.