The fight for $15 an hour minimum wage is in full force today.
Protesters in several cities in the U.S. and around the world are taking part in the fight for $15. Many of these protesters work for fast-food companies, such as McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW) and Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN), and are arguing that they need more money for a living wage, reports Time.
The fight for $15 protests are expected to span 200 cities in 30 countries across the world. Low-wage workers chose to hold the protests on Tax Day to bring attention to the fact that many of them need government aid to survive, Time notes.
- “#FightFor15 goes beyond fast food, it’s about domestic workers,caregivers and more.”
- “I never eat fast food but I feel moved to today. #capitalism #FightFor15”
- “The #minimumwage should be raised, but $15 is a bit much. Many who have student loan debt don’t make that much. #Getreal #FightFor15”
- “Our Free Enterprise system pays what you’re worth. If you are worth 15 an hour, and you’re dependable, you’ll get it. No gimmes #FightFor15”
- “Mad love to everyone on the streets today fighting for #FightFor15 all over this country, #blacklivesmatter #blackandbrownsolidairty”
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