Fight for $15 Strikes Across the United States

Photo credit: (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review, via AP) Picture description: Jan Devery marches with other minimum wage workers along Third Avenue in Spokane, Wash. where many fast food businesses are located, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. They are supporting the “It’s Our Time” initiative pushing for higher minimum wages in the state. Rallies were also held in Seattle, Yakima and Olympia.

"Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country Tuesday to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next year.

The fast food protests were planned by organizers at more than 270 cities nationwide, part of an ongoing campaign called "Fight for $15." Janitors, nursing home workers and package delivery workers also joined some protests, organizers said."

These strikes fall in line with labor rights that call for fair and just payment for labor. The Fight for $15's nationwide actions on November 10th can be followed here.

 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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