Knoxville McDonald’s workers strike for higher wages

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Local McDonald’s workers are joining a national movement, demonstrating at multiple locations in Knoxville on Thursday. They are calling for an increase in wages.

Rally organizers tell WATE 6 On Your Side strikes are being held throughout the morning at the McDonald’s restaurants located on Magnolia Avenue, Western Avenue and Cumberland Avenue.

Protesters say they will have a large rally at 11:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s located on Cumberland Avenue.

The workers are going on strike, pushing for $15 an hour wages.

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