Fast Food Workers to Strike in Living Wage Battle

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    TK
    NBC New York
    Living Wage rally at the Riverside Church Monday night.

    The battle over a living wage in Washington, D.C., will become part of a national conversation on Monday when workers from several major fast food chains go on strike.

    Employees at chains like McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and Papa John's in seven cities will call for a living wage. They want to raise pay rates to $15 an hour.

    They call their movement "Fast Food Forward" and the strike could last through Thursday. It comes as the District and Walmart battle over a living wage.

    The retail giant has threatened to hold off plans for some of its D.C. stores if the council approves a living wage increase.