Northern Tier Uniserve

Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Fast-food workers in at least 50 cities rallied Thursday to get higher wages and have the right to organize.

Wausau organizer Melissa Alice Engles-Lewis says minimum wage workers don't have the means to support families on their wages. 

"They're having a hard time paying their bills. They're having a hard time putting groceries on the table. Nobody wants to be on any public assistance, of course, But when you work these jobs you almost have to be(on assistance) because you have no other options..."