ATLANTA (AP) -- A group of fast food workers in Atlanta has walked off the job to push for better wages.
Atlanta Jobs with Justice Officials say employees at several chain restaurants in the city left work 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 is inspired by seven similar strikes across the country that took place earlier this summer. Organizers have said local clergy, elected officials and community supporters were expected to join the strike.
Demonstrations have been planned at the Five Points MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, and at a McDonald's and Church's Chicken in southeast Atlanta.