NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hundreds of fast food workers are striking Tuesday, joining home care and other workers in pressing for a more livable wage.
Billed as the largest rally to date, there are 270 demonstrations scheduled nationwide. In New York City, rallies are being held in Harlem, the Financial District and Brooklyn in support of efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
A year from the presidential elections, demonstrators are hoping that presidential candidates will recognize the 16 million Americans who make less than $15 an hour as key voting block.
“$10 an hour, can’t do anything,” home health worker Sonia Duncan told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell. “$15 an hour will go a good way.”
“We need a living wage,” said fast food…
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