"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."
The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.
Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.
A recent study by a University of Kansas School of Business student, Arnobio Morelix, has challenged claims by fast-food giant McDonald's that raising its low-paid workers' pay is unreasonable.
Today in 2009, the U.S. minimum wage rose 70 cents from $6.55 to $7.25. Low-wage workers struggled mightily for that meager increase.