Organizers predict largest showing yet for low-wage workers

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Cities across the country are expected to see walk-outs, protests and rallies today as part of an event dubbed $15 on 4/15. The event is part of an ongoing push by low-wage workers for higher pay and collective bargaining rights. | Photo courtesy of FightFor15.org

Kansas City and St. Louis are among the 200 or so cities across the country expected to see walk-outs, protests and rallies today as part of a nationwide push by low-wage workers for higher pay and collective bargaining rights. Today’s event, dubbed $15 on 4/15, is being billed by organizers as the “biggest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers.”

The latest event in an ongoing national effort to promote the interests of workers in fast-food, health care and other low-wage industries, today’s event will also feature adjunct teachers calling for “$15,000 per class.”

Organizers of the movement point to recent wage raises by Wal-Mart, Target, McDonald’s and other major employers of low-wage workers as evidence that their efforts are making an impact.

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