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Fast-food workers, others, to protest at GOP debate, call for $15/hr min wage

MANCHESTER - Fast-food workers plan to protest outside the Republican presidential candidate's debate at Saint Anselm College Saturday night with other low-wage workers demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage and union rights.

They also have planned a strike at the Wendy's at 675 South Willow Street in the afternoon.

Organizers say New Hampshire fast-food cooks and cashiers started organizing after seeing how workers in neighboring Massachusetts had won pay increases and made $15/hour a major political issue in that state by going on strike.

"Everyone deserves at least $15/hour and the right to a union, and candidates who are flying into New Hampshire this week need to know that we are taking this demand to the polls,” Megan Jensen, a worker at KFC in Manchester, said in a statement from the organizers.

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