MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Low-wage workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. joined thousands of workers across the country Thursday to fight for a $15 minimum wage.
Fast food, child care, nursing home and airport workers participated in strikes and rallies nationwide to demand a higher minimum wage, union rights and access to earned sick and safe time. Hundreds of Minnesota fast food workers went on strike Thursday morning and will join other low-wage workers for a rally in front of the McDonald’s on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis beginning at 5 p.m.
The nationwide movement just weeks after California and New York became the first states in the U.S. to vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Minnesota's minimum wage is currently $9 an hour.