Washington, New York and Detroit – only three of the 100+ cities participating in a protest to raise the federal minimum wage. “Fight for 15,” seems to be fast-food workers’ motto.
All around the country, we have workers on strike, walking into work with pick-it signs, chanting slogans such as, “hey hey, ho ho, $7.40 has got to go!”
Tyeisha Batts, 27, protesting in New York makes $7.25hr. “My boss took me off the schedule because she knows I’m participating,” to raise the minimum wage to $15hr.
States, such as, New Jersey, California, and Connecticut have changed the amount in what they are paying for the bare minimum. I guess that’s a start. These people may have some luck. In a city like New York, where $7.25 won’t get you far at all, officials need to commit. Especially with Presidet Obama lowering the hours a part-time worker is allowed.
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