Fast-food workers across New York City are striking for better pay and the right to unionize. Strikes are planned in other U.S. cities this week.
Walkouts and demonstrations are being held Monday at New York restaurants including McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's. The national Fast Food Forward campaign is organizing the demonstrations.
Activists say hundreds of workers have walked off their jobs. They are demanding a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $15 an hour. They're also calling for better benefits.
Some workers chanted "We can't survive on $7.25."
McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's did not immediately respond to requests for comment.