National Fast Food Forward campaign sees fast food workers strike, demand better pay and benefits

Fast food workers around the country went on strike Monday, pushing for better pay and benefits.

Many fast food workers earn minimum wage -- in Oklahoma, that's $7.25 an hour.

In Kansas City, strikers said they were just looking out for their future.

"We're not looking to be millionaires, we're not looking to own the companies we work for," said Terrance Wise. "We just want to provide for out kids, be comfortable about our future."

Walkouts and demonstrations took place Monday in New York City at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's.  Protesters are calling for an increase to minimum wage and better benefits.

At one NYC McDonald's several people changed "We can't survive on $7.25." Workers there want minimum wage to more than double, bringing it to $15.

Fast Food Forward, a national campaign, is organizing the demonstrations, which are planned in other cities throughout the week.

A spokesman for an industry trade group to which McDonald's referred comment says doubling the minimum wage would affect job creation.  Spokesmen for Burger King and Wendy's say they respect workers' rights.

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KSHB and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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