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Most Customers Side With McDonald's Workers Seeking Higher Wages

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McDonald’s customers got more than just a Big Mac and fries when they went to lunch Thursday as fast-food workers held protests to gain support to raise the national minimum wage and receive union rights. Most customers visiting McDonald’s in Midtown Manhattan supported the workers' right to protest and said that higher wages and benefits were only fair, especially in a city where the cost of living is so high.

Some of the New Yorkers pointed out that higher wages could mean the price of fast food — which is supposed to not only be fast, but cheap — will rise, but they also admitted that they would have a hard time not caving into their fast-food cravings whether or not McDonald's raises wages for the staff.

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