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Faces of the Fast Food Movement

Meet some of the faces of the Fast Food Workers Convention as they fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

by Alice Speri
Jul 28 2014, 12:55am

Photo by Alice Speri

Fast food workers from all over the country descended on Chicago over the weekend to fight for dignity and a "living wage." Meet some of them.

Tomasa Cruz from Chicago. Tomasa worked at McDonald's for nine years for $8.55 per hour.

Darius Chambers and Nakeeba Anderson from Detroit. Darius worked at McDonald's for two-and-a-half years and Nakeeba worked at Burger King for one year for $7.40 per hour.

George Hargrove from Durham, NC. George worked at McDonald's for 12 years for $8.25 per hour.

Latasha Chapple and Tayla Stevenson from St. Louis, MO. Latasha worked at Wendy's for one year and Tayla for two years for $7.50 per hour.

Rosa Tiznado from Sacramento, CA. Rosa worked at Wendy's for 17 years for $9.50 per hour.

Britney Johnson from Little Rock, AK. Britney worked at Burger King for one month and at McDonald's for five years for $7.25 per hour (at Burger King) and $8.85 per hour (at McDonald's).

Shermale Humphrey and Rasheen Aldridge from St. Louis, MO (front) and Demario Marritt and Kevin Williams from Memphis (back). Shermale worked at McDonald's for four years for $7.55 per hour and at Subway for eight months for $7.75 per hour. Rasheen worked at Jimmy John's for two-and-a-half years for $7.45 per hour. Demario and Kevin worked at McDonald's for one and two years, respectively, for $7.45 per hour.

Elesea Ford, Patricia Lloyd, and Vincent Smith from Kansas City. Elesea worked at Wendy's for two months, and Patricia for one year for $7.50 per hour. Vincent worked at Burger King for four years for $7.25 per hour.

Kristina Bradley from Pittsburgh. Kristina Worked at Chick-fil-A for five months for $8.00 per hour, before being fired for protesting, she said.

Crystal Price from Greensboro, NC. Crystal worked at Wendy's for four months for $7.25 per hour.

Kelly Taylor from Richmond, VA. Kelly worked at Waffle House as a server for four months for $2.13 per hour (plus tips).

Khaliq Sneed from Durham, NC. Khaliq worked at McDonald's for two years for $7.25 per hour.

Organizer Annette Dixon, from Chicago.

Mannington Brown from Raleigh, NC. Mannington worked at Arby's for five months for $7.25 per hour.

Quintin Frasier from Atlanta. Quintin worked at McDonald's for one year for $7.25 per hour.

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