Seattle fast food workers protest Subway employee's firing

Seattle fast food workers protest Subway employee's firing

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Fast food workers protest in Seattle, Sept. 24, 2013, after they claim a Subway restaurant worker was wrongly fired.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Seattle fast food workers were picketing Subway restaurants Tuesday in protest after a local franchise fired an employee. They claim the firing was in retaliation after the employee led fast food strikes over the summer.

Employees and supporters of Carlos Hernandez claim Subway found an excuse to fire Hernandez when he gave a 66-cent cookie to a 3-year-old.

The group has filed unfair practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. The board will review the case to decide if the charge is valid.

Supporters of the protest include Seattle City Council members Nick Licata and Richard Conlin.

The summer food strikes, which happened across the nation, were a call for restaurants to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

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