‘Fight for $15’ rally calls for higher wages

OAKLAND (KRON) — Minimum wage workers are protesting around the Bay Area Tuesday for the National “Fight for $15” Day of Disruption.

Uber drivers, fast food, airport, childcare and many other workers are expected to participate in the protest.

The rally is calling for a $15 minimum wage nationwide.

The Fight for $15 movement began in 2012 and since, a $15 minimum wage has been approved in California, New York and Washington D.C.

A few dozen protesters blocked the intersection at 98th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland early Tuesday morning.

Organizers, including the Service Employees International Union, say the demonstrations are in response to the recent election of politicians “who threaten an extremist agenda to move the country to the right.”

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