The group was part of the Fight for 15 movement.
Airports are a powerful symbol of what’s gone wrong for American workers and their jobs.
The rally participants included the Rev. Donna Simon, of St. Mark Hope and Peace. Drivers in two dozen cities, including Chicago, say they’ll go as far as idling their cars to demand better pay. In Chicago, the morning started with McDonald’s fast food workers striking, shutting down the intersection of Chicago and Damen. Here at home, dozens were arrested outside of a Detroit McDonald’s this morning.
New York City police told CNNMoney that 26 protesters were arrested there Tuesday for disorderly conduct. One protester, Flavia Cabral, 55, said she struggles to make ends meet with two part-time jobs.
By 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, crowds of workers had gathered outside a McDonald’s restaurant near Chicago and Damen Avenues in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.
In 2013 voters in SeaTac passed a $15-an-hour minimum wage law.
About 200 people handed out fliers to passengers in the airport’s terminal urging them to support airport workers.
As thousands of low-wage workers staged strikes and protests in cities across the country, a new report shows the fight for a $15 minimum wage is making a difference.
“Unjust is unjust. We’re all working for the same thing – a livable wage”, she said.
One of Illinois’ most powerful unions has organized a strike for non-union workers at O’Hare airport, although it’s unlikely to result in any delays or cancellations. Earlier this year, Gov.
But many fear president-elect Donald Trump – who said during his election campaign that workers’ wages were already “too high” and putting U.S. companies at a “competitive disadvantage” in the global trade arena – could reverse Obama’s wage initiatives. While President-elect Donald Trump has made conflicting statements on the issue he has at times seemed to endorse a US$10 federal minimum.
Dubbed the “Day of Disruption”, it will mark the fourth anniversary of the first protests at McDonald’s restaurants in NY.
The protests “will underscore that any efforts to block wage increases, gut workers’ rights or health care, deport immigrants or support racism or racist policies will be met with unrelenting opposition by workers in the Fight for $15”, organizers said.