• Fast-food workers protest outside Orlando McDonald's in effort to get higher pay

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando fast-food workers told WFTV they were ready to walk off the job Wednesday morning as part of an effort to get higher pay.

    The strike is expected to happen in more than 200 cities across America.


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    Workers at an Orlando McDonald's on Silver Star Road began protesting at 6 a.m.

    Employees said they picked tax day to highlight how little they get paid.

    Walmart and child care workers are also expected to strike in an effort to get raises.

    The nationwide strikes and protests will come two weeks after McDonald's announced it was increasing salaries for a fraction of its workforce by $1.

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