Fast-food workers in more than 270 cities staged a walkout Tuesday in demand of a $15 minimum wage.
The demands from the "Fight for 15" movement are far from new, but the walkout is being called the largest effort yet.
The battle for a $15 minimum wage in the fast-food industry was already won in New York, but local workers are still protesting in solidarity. This time around, the demonstrations aren't limited to food service, but include other low-wage industries like in-home health care, child care and maintenance. (Video via WPIX)
And now the protesters are trying to make it an election issue, with a demonstration planned outside the Republican debate in Milwaukee Tuesday night. (Video via KNBC)
Low-wage workers could be a powerful political force — 42 percent of the workforce makes less than $15 an hour, with the federal minimum wage currently set at $7.25. (Video via KTVU)
An October poll showed that 65 percent of those workers would be more likely to vote if a candidate supported a $15 minimum wage and unionization.
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