Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

A handful of demonstrators in front of the Main Street, Binghamton McDonald’s to protest the current minimum wage December 5th, did not include any employees of the fast food restaurant.

Members of Citizen Action say they understand why none of the current workers joined the lunch-time demonstration. The organizers said while many of the workers are employed at the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, they feared protesting might cost them their jobs.

Demonstrators say many workers are putting in full-time hours but still are not making a livable wage.

The day of action around the nation was meant to raise awareness and push for a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage in the U.S.