Low-Wage Workers Are Protesting in 340 Cities to Push for a Righteous $15 Wage


Now that Donald Trump has won the election, the Fight for 15 movement is facing an even greater uphill battle.

Like many of Trump's policy positions, regarding the minimum wage, "He’s been all over the place," organizing director Kendall Fells pointed out. "At one point he said wages were too high in this country; we showed up at the debate and he said $10.”

During the election, many fast-food workers repeatedlyprotested the presidential debates, but they're not just targeting the president-elect. 

“Republicans in Congress, the GOP state legislatures, McDonald’s, airlines, they’re who our message is directed to. It’s not for any one particular person," Fells said. 

The protest also celebrates the fourth anniversary of the first major Fight for 15 action in New York City. 

“On November 29 we will wage our most disruptive strike and protest ever,” Terrence Wise, a McDonald’s worker from Kansas City, Missouri told the Guardian.

In addition to fast-food workers, the Fight for 15's November 29 action will include airport workers from Los Angeles International Airport to Newark International Airport. Uber drivers, home care workers, child care providers and many others will also join the national "Day of Disruption." 

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders had pledged to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, while Hillary Clinton favored a $12 minimum wage

America's top CEOs currently earn 340 times more than the average worker.

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