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‘Fight for $15’ stages national protest on four-year anniversary

Lewis Wallace Nov 29, 2016
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Workers and representatives from the Service Employees International Union leave a press conference at O'Hare Airport on Nov. 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Strikes and protests are starting up in more than 300 cities around the country today as part of the Fight for $15, the national push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The demonstrations started in New York four years ago, and have since expanded to many cities and sectors. Today airport workers like janitors and baggage handlers, as well as Uber drivers, will join the protests for higher wages and better working conditions. President-elect Donald Trump’s opinions on the minimum wage are unclear, but the movement has also condemned his views on immigration and policing. 

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