The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
Fast food workers at the council meeting reportedly cried after the vote.
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."
Fast-food workers and community and faith leaders protested systemic wage theft in the industry, just after the first-ever national poll of fast-food workers showed companies lare stealing money from 89 percent of their employees.
Domino's drivers were illegally deprived of car maintenance payments and tips and employees were not paid overtime rates for working more than 40 hours in a week.
A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.
Around 50 representatives of labor and community groups rallied Dec. 5 in support of workers at a McDonald's here as part of the national day of action for fast food workers.
The movement to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers got a boost here Thursday.
CHICAGO - Fast food workers in at least 100 cities are planning to walk off the job this Thursday in what organizers describe as the largest strike action yet in their drive for higher pay.