(Phoenix, AZ) -- The movement for higher wages for fast-food employees appears to be growing as workers went on strike Thursday around the world. Rochelle Jackson works at Taco Bell in Phoenix, Arizona and says she can't support her daughter on that income.
Striking workers say they want a 15-dollar-an-hour wage and the right to form a union without retaliation. Currently, the average pay for a fast food worker is around nine-dollars-an-hour. That's a total of about 18-thousand-dollars a year. Chains targeted by the movement include McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Subway just to name a few.
Jackie Garcia says the pay raise would mean a lot for her... and her family.
These customers at a South Phoenix Burger King say the workers deserve more pay..... but the wages won't keep them from eating there.