East Tennesseans joined people across the country Tuesday demanding and rallying for a higher minimum wage.
Workers United here in Knoxville helped round up a group that took their message to the street outside McDonald's on Broadway in Knoxville.
The federal minimum wage sits at $7.25 an hour.
The group says that's just not enough money for honest work.
"On $15,000 a year, a person barely can buy the essentials, and we think that we really need to focus. When corporate profits are at an all time high, we think this is a perfect time to raise the minimum wage," said Workers United District Director Brad Rayson.