Florida low-wage workers strike for a national $15/hour minimum

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Fast Food workers in Tampa went on strike in May demanding a $15/hr wage. - Credit: Janelle Irwin/WMNF News (May 2014).

On Thursday, Florida’s minimum wage went up to ten dollars an hour. To mark the day, low-wage workers in Tampa and across the state are striking to demand fifteen dollars an hour.

A press release from the group Fight For Fifteen says workers will form a strike line outside of a McDonald’s at 1905 North Dale Mabry Highway Thursday at noon to demand that the U.S. Senate pass a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage.

Similar actions will take place in Orlando and Miami.

Last year Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment to gradually increase the minimum wage in the state to fifteen dollars an hour.

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