Fast-food wage debate likely to boil over into election season

This week, tens of thousands of workers nationwide walked off their job in an effort to raise minimum pay to $15 an hour. Kate Bronfenbrenner, Cornell University senior lecturer at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says the latest strike reinforces the message that raising the minimum wage is a primary political issue for voters.


Bronfenbrenner says:

“The ‘Fight for $15’ campaign is hoping to capture the country’s attention again through a national strike in 270 cities, reinforcing the message that raising the minimum wage and the right to organize are primary issues for millions of voters in the upcoming election.

“The strike includes fast food workers nationwide as well as home care workers, adjunct faculty, and other low wage workers fighting for a living wage and a union.”


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