Walkouts planned at restaurants owned by mega-corporations in more than a dozen cities ‘for racial and economic justice’

Fast-food workers from more than a dozen US cities are striking on Friday to demand the federal minimum be increased to $15 an hour.

Ahead of Monday’s holiday honoring American civil rights leader the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the group known as Fight for 15 said workers from mega-corporations including McDonald’s and Starbucks had been encouraged to walk off their jobs on what would have been King’s 92nd birthday on 15 January.

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