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San Diego Fast Food Workers To Join National Call For Higher Minimum Wage

Photo by Tarryn Mento

Debra Flores, an employee at Wendy's in downtown San Diego, stands amid protestors at a rally for an increase of the minimum wage, Aug. 29, 2013.

As fast food workers across the U.S. rally in support of higher wages, San Diegans are planning to join in.

Midday protests are scheduled at fast food restaurants in downtown San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside, according to the website Low Pay Is Not OK.

Local activist group San Diego Fight for 15 highlights a fourth rally in Bonita on its Facebook page.

This is the second time in recent months San Diegans have joined national rallies against the minimum wage. In August, dozens of protestors gathered at a downtown Wendy's, although it was unclear how many were fast food employees.

California's minimum wage is currently $8 an hour, but Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure in September to increase it to $10 within three years.

Just this week, the D.C. Council endorsed a minimum wage increase to $11.50 per hour. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25.

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