Protesters Demand $15 Minimum Wage Across the USA

  • by: Brian Bielanski

Thousands of people marched at protests across the United States this week supporting a nationwide "Fight for 15" movement. It's a push for a nationwide $15 minimum wage.

The Los Angeles Times reported, "workers from 270 cities were expected to walk out in what organizers hoped would be the fast food industry's largest ever strike."

In Los Angeles, protesters gathered at a McDonald's before marching to City Hall. The Los Angeles City Council and the County Board of Supervisors recently approved raising the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The wage hike will come in form of set yearly raises.

Protests were seen in, many cities including New York City, Chicago Denver and Milwaukee, where Republican presidential candidates are getting ready to debate Tuesday night. The "Fight for 15" protesters are planning to picket outside the Milwaukee Theater where the debate is taking place.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he's raising the minimum wage for state employees to $15. This wage hike will also phase in over several years.

Former NFL star Emmit Smith is among the voices supoorting the movement.

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