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Buffalo fast food employees join the 'Fight for $15'

Cheryl Hagen/WBFO

Fast food workers rallied along with support from various community groups Thursday in what they call the 'Fight for $15.'

Fast Food employees, some of their relatives and community supporters from groups like Push Buffalo and local unions joined in a march along Main Street in Buffalo Thursday as they rallied for increased wages.

Franklin Stewart is a father of five who works maintenance at McDonalds on Main street in Buffalo.

"People that work here, 80-percent of us work and take care of our families and pay our bills. A lot of the people that work for minimum wage are on public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid," said Stewart.

Stewart believes raising  wages to $15 an hour would result in fewer people on public assistance.

Other supporters point out that $15 an hour still amounts to less than $30,000 a year

Thursday's movement was part of an effort by low-wage workers nationwide.

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