3/15/2014: Marchers demand $15 an hour, pay McDonald’s a visit
More than 200 activists, including many low-wage workers, marched on March 15 throughout the Herald Square area of New York City to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour for all workers and the right to a union. Chanting “The workers united will never be defeated,” marchers stopped in front of major low-wage employers like Foot Locker, H&M clothing store and McDonald’s, and sent delegations into the stores to show solidarity with the workers.
Workers at McDonald’s smiled as a group of about 10 marchers entered their restaurant with signs reading, “Every worker has a right to a union.” The marchers wished the workers well in their fight for $15 an hour and a union before being escorted out by the police.
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The People’s Power Assembly Movement, along with allies like OccuEvolve, took to the streets of New York City with signs and banners on April 12 for a speak-out in the busy midtown shopping area of Herald Square. There, the protesters displayed solidarity with the mushrooming national campaign of workers seeking a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to organize. Passersby stopped to listen to the activists and took literature. Some of the PPA activists did a flash mob inside a nearby McDonald’s for a considerable amount of time before being escorted out by the police.
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