Minimum wage protests increase



April 16 th, 2015

Thousands of people demonstrated Wednesday in New York to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour, saying that it is impossible to live decentlyin the largest US city. Similar strikes and protests took place in over 230 US cities, according to organisers, who expected "the widest ever mobilisation [of] underpaid workers." They estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 people might attend the New York event. Among the protesters were fast food workers, airport employees, health workers, those working with children and construction workers who showed solidarity, denouncing their working conditions on construction sites of buildings built for the ultra-rich.

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