Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food labor organizers are expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses.
Kendall Fells, organizing director for Fight for $15, said Tuesday that the protests will take place April 15 and include actions on about 170 college campuses, as well as cities around the country and abroad.
Among those joining fast-food workers and their supporters will be home health care aides and child care and Wal-Mart workers, he said. The plans are a continuation of a campaign that began in late 2012.
The push is being spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union and has included demonstrations around the country to build public support for raising pay for fast-food workers.