Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

The 22-year-old fast-food worker and organizer makes it plain: I just want a living wage.

By Carla Murphy Jan 17, 2014

Fast-food worker and organizer Naquasia LeGrand took on host Stephen Colbert last night and came out like a champ. "I have never spoken to someone in your industry without yelling the phrase, How long does it take to fry something, where’s my order?" Colbert says, perhaps speaking for many currently debating whether LeGrand should earn $15 an hour. That new minimum wage–and the right to organize without retaliation–is what she’s fighting for along with hundreds of other fast-food workers across the country.

LeGrand, who works for a New York City-based KFC, currently earns $8 an hour and works a 15-hour shift. It’s impossible to take on a second part-time job, she says, because managers don’t give workers set schedules.

(h/t The Colbert Report)