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Protesters across U.S. demand a higher minimum wage

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 01:08

Protesters in several major U.S. cities are demanding higher minimum wages, with many aiming for a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Thousands are marching across the country to demand a higher minimum wage. In Los Angeles, fast-food employees, union groups and other low-wage workers led the way with signs that read: Fight for Fifteen. They're fighting for $15 an hour to be the new federal minimum wage. California is already on pace to reach that wage after Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week to have $15 an hour by 2022. In the Big Apple, several hundred people protested in Times Square. They too fought for $15. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also supports a higher minimum wage, signing a bill recently to reach $15 an hour in the coming years. The Windy City rounded out the days protests, with hundreds more calling for higher wages. Surveys say most Americans support a higher minimum wage... though it's not clear what that wage should be.

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Protesters across U.S. demand a higher minimum wage

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 01:08