The Fight for $15 campaign held demonstrations in 270 cities yesterday. Thousands of protestors representing a range of low-wage jobs including those in fast food, home care, child care and janitorial services hit the streets to call for a $15 hourly minimum wage and the right to form unions without retaliation from their employers.
People walked out of work, rallied outside of city halls, picketed fast-food restaurants and marched down main streets. "Come get our vote!" was a popular refrain—and a signal that the campaign, which is backed by the Service Employees International Union, intends to turn low-paid workers into a powerful voting bloc.
Here’s how workers in 10 cities across the country showed up for $15 an hour, unions and the power of the vote.
— Joseph Brusky (@JosephBrusky) November 11, 2015
— Fight For 15 Chicago (@chifightfor15) November 11, 2015
— FightFor$15 SanDiego (@SanDiego_FF15) November 11, 2015
— FightFor15 ChildCare (@FF15ChildCare) November 10, 2015
— ATLRaiseUp (@ATLRaiseUp) November 10, 2015
— Show Me $15 (@Show_Me15) November 10, 2015
— Detroit 15 (@Detroit_15) November 10, 2015
— Fight for $15 LA (@Fightfor15LA) November 10, 2015
— HomeCare FightFor15 (@FF15HomeCare) November 10, 2015
New York City
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) November 10, 2015