#FightFor15 Stands Up for a Living Wage
Yesterday was #FightFor15, a nation-wide strike/protest/assembly where a reported 60,000 people in 200 cities rallied in support of a single goal: a $15 minimum wage, across America, as soon as possible.
The Guardian, which is where I got the 60,000 people/200 cities statistic, states that “organisers claimed [FightFor15] was the largest protest by low-wage workers in U.S. history.” USA Today adds that “At least one McDonald’s in New York City was temporarily closed by protesters. Several McDonald’s stores kept drive-throughs operating, even while the restaurants were temporarily locked.” Both sources note that, despite the large number of protestors, there were no reported arrests related to FightFor15 demonstrations.
Other countries joined in. From the CBC: “Fast food workers in Toronto also walked off the job today to rally for higher pay. Labour groups organized protests at the McDonald’s headquarters, the Ontario Ministry of Labour and at Toronto Pearson airport.” The Guardian also lists protests “in Brazil, New Zealand and the UK.”
Here are some images from yesterday’s FightFor15 protests and marches:
— Jim Chambers (@jccfergie) April 15, 2015
— Not Frantz Fanon (@violentfanon) April 16, 2015
— Karen (@NoticingTheGap) April 16, 2015
— Jack. Attack. (@jaykayG) April 15, 2015
— Rise Up (@RiseUpGeorgia) April 15, 2015
I hope we win, too.
Photo credit: Mark Dixon