Fast-Food Workers Strike And Rally For $15 Hourly Wage “Watch”

Fast-Food Workers Strike And Rally For $15 Hourly Wage - Watch

Fast food workers across the country went on strike Tuesday, including 30 in Indianapolis. They’re part of national movement called Fight for $15. They want the minimum wage raised from $7.25/hour to $15/hour and they’re pressing to make it an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The protests mark the workers’ largest show of force in the three years since they launched a series of rallies to call for higher pay.

Tens of thousands of workers and supporters were expected to take part in Tuesday’s demonstrations, which began around dawn at McDonald’s outlets in downtown Brooklyn, Boston and Philadelphia, among other locations.

At a McDonalds in San Francisco’s Mission District, the protests began at 6 a.m.

Several cities are already trying to establish a $15 minimum wage, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Protests in as many as 700 additional cities were planned by low-paid home care, child care, farm, FedEx, nursing home and other workers throughout the day.