Local Fast Food Workers Join A National Protest Against Low Wages

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By Ileana Diaz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Dozens walked off their jobs across the United States in 100 cities.

Camille Collins works full time at McDonalds. She’s a single mother with a son in elementary school and another in high school.

“It’s my responsibility to provide a home for them and I want to do that.”

But she can’t afford to. So while she lives here with roommates, her family is helping her take care of the boys

“It’s difficult. It’s unrealistic to live off of $7.70 an hour with two children and I want better for them.”

In Wilmington, nearly 50 fast food workers and advocates protested for higher wages outside McDonalds, some of them making as little as $7.25 an hour.

A Burger King employee, Neka Hunter says, “It’s not enough and by the time we get our check it’s already gone.”

Some argue there are…

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