Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of a McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint. A few thousand fast-food workers in seven cities took to the streets demanding better pay, the right to unionize and a more than doubling of the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. So he decided to draw attention to his plight: He walked off work in protest.

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