Three dozen people were arrested Tuesday morning outside a Central Square McDonald's during a rally in support of $15 an hour minimum wage.
Among those arrested was state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, an Acton Democrat and co-chairman of the Committee on Financial Services. He was charged with civil disobedience, his office told State House News Service.
Fast food workers and airport employees took part in daylong strikes in Boston, and others protested throughout the city and the country Tuesday, as part of a National Day of Action.
Members of the Fight for $15 group joined striking workers outside the Central Square McDonald's at 6 a.m., sitting down in the street as Cambridge police diverted traffic.
"I'm very proud of the brave workers for having the courage to stand up to billionaire corporations and to fight for what they deserve," Eldridge said in a news release, according to SHNS. "Big corporations have been exploiting lower-wage workers for decades, forcing people to work long hours and tough schedules without receiving fair holiday or sick pay, and without receiving a living wage."