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USA: Chicago airport workers march for $15 minimum wage

United States, Chicago
November 29, 2016 at 04:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of airport workers marched in solidarity with other minimum-wage workers through the Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Tuesday, to mark the fourth anniversary of the 'Fight for $15' movement which has been calling for an increase of the minimum wage to $15 (€14) per hour.

Thousands of fast-food workers, airport workers, drivers and messengers among other minimum-wage employees took to the streets across the country carrying placards reading "We won't stop" and "Strike for $15 and our families." In New York at least 30 protesters who were sitting in the middle of Broadway as part of a civil disobedience action were detained for disorderly conduct, with some 40 demonstrators arrested in Los Angeles.

The 'Fight for $15' movement was organised in 2012, when fast-food workers from New York began protesting against low salaries and sub-standard working conditions.

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Hundreds of airport workers marched in solidarity with other minimum-wage workers through the Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Tuesday, to mark the fourth anniversary of the 'Fight for $15' movement which has been calling for an increase of the minimum wage to $15 (€14) per hour.

Thousands of fast-food workers, airport workers, drivers and messengers among other minimum-wage employees took to the streets across the country carrying placards reading "We won't stop" and "Strike for $15 and our families." In New York at least 30 protesters who were sitting in the middle of Broadway as part of a civil disobedience action were detained for disorderly conduct, with some 40 demonstrators arrested in Los Angeles.

The 'Fight for $15' movement was organised in 2012, when fast-food workers from New York began protesting against low salaries and sub-standard working conditions.

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