'Fight For $15' protests continue on Tax Day
The fight to raise minimum wage is continuing in Milwaukee Wednesday. Local fast food workers join the strike taking place in over 200 cities across the country. It is expected to be the largest mobilization ever by U.S. workers seeking higher pay.
Along with fast food workers, home and child care professionals, retailer workers, and part-time college professors are joining the movement. Also expected to play a large part is #BlackLivesMatter. That group will focus on the racial and economic disparities made worse by lower pay at establishments staffed by a larger percentage of minorities.
In Milwaukee, the protests will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald's on Mayfair Road. At 2 p.m. they move to Red Arrow Park, followed by 4:30 p.m. at the UW Milwaukee Student Union.