Fast-food workers protest for higher wages nationwide

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com
10 Nov, 2015

Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Brooklyn early on Tuesday, blocking traffic and carrying banners that demand that elected leaders implement a $15 an hour minimum wage and union rights.

Fast-food workers in New York will lead the largest-ever strike to hit the nation’s fast food industry in the fight for higher wages. They hope to capture the attention of 2016 candidates by protesting one year from Election Day.

In addition to New York City, workers began a walkout of their jobs starting at 6 a.m. in cities Chicago, Atlanta and Kansas City, among others.

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio joined the protesters later on Tuesday morning to show his support.

“In New York City, we have well over a million people who don’t make 15 dollars an hour – a million people trying to struggle to get by. And this movement shined a light on that reality and said: ‘we’re not going to go on like that,’” the mayor said to a group of demonstrators.

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