Many workers spanning industries from retail, food service, health care and academia make just above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Health care benefits, vacation time and paid maternity leaves are often non-existent. Today we talk to four local workers who are advocating for an increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour , as part of the national Fight for 15 campaign, which on March 31 called for a general worker strike on Wednesday April 15. Joining us are Mcdonalds employee Bleu Rainer, home health care worker MiAudras Harris,Childcare worker Nadaije Paul Jajoute, and St.Leo adjunct professor Cole Bellamy.
Local workers call for increase of minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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