Low wages, union focus of fast food rally in Wilmington

By Mellany Armstrong 2:36pm, May 15, 2014
VIDEO: WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.
Fast food workers in Wilmington joined others across the country and the world to protest low wages.

WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.

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Jamire Neal says $7.25 is not enough for him to take care of his family.

"It affects my life in terms of camp, day care, just to have a little extra at the end of the month to take my family out and do stuff, have fun activities. The minimum wage seriously hinders that," he said.

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Ezra Temko is with Americans for Democratic Action.

"Workers here are fighting for $15 and a union, and they are going on strike to continue that demand and to make sure their voice is heard so their employers treat them with dignity," he said.

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The McDonald's workers wearing red armbands also paraded in front of the City/County Building in Wilmington to get their message to lawmakers.

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