Protesters demand minimum wage increase to $15

Protesters demand minimum wage increase to $15
November 12
00:00 2015

In above photo: Supporters of the Raise Up $15 movement hold signs representing their cause during a rally held outside City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (Photo by Tevin Stinson)

Chronicle Staff Report

The national campaign “Raise Up $15” sparked protests all over the country on Nov. 10 demanding that the minimum wage rise to $15 at certain fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King and KFC to name a few.

In downtown Winston-Salem at the steps of City Hall, Councilman Derwin Montgomery, other officials and protesters gathered for a press conference to discuss the minimum wage, as well as other personal matters.

“One year out from Election Day, we are joining together and standing up to take the country,” said Kim Porter, community organizer for N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (WARN). “Our elected leaders must work for working people, immigrants and people of color. We’re going to make our voices heard in this election.”

Other topics included: strengthen workers’ freedom to stick together in unions; make it easier to get quality home care and child care; ensure that black lives matter; and fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

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