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Workers protest poor wages outside a McDonald's on the North Side. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsadio)

Workers protest poor wages outside a McDonald’s on the North Side. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsadio)

CHICAGO (CBS) — Fast-food and retail workers are taking to the streets in Chicago on Wednesday to protest poor wages.

It’s part of a nationwide effort, called “Fight For 15,” to pay workers $15 an hour.

Right now, most retail and fast-food workers make minimum wage.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

In Illinois, it’s $8.25. Indiana and Wisconsin pay the federal rate, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Similar demonstrations have been held in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.

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