Fast food and minimum wage employees came together across the country to stage one of the largest strikes today.
People in 270 cities participated in the “Fight for 15” campaign that urges companies to increase the minimum wage to $15. Employees from fast food chains McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC were among those on strike.
Home and child care workers were also on strike.
Social media was flooded with pictures and videos from protests around the country, including across Los Angeles county.
Workers are asking local, state and national candidates to vote for the $15 hourly wage on the ballot in November of next year. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the $7.25 federal wage.
The strike is exactly one year before the 2016 election. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, minimum wage will increase to $10 in California.