Protesters Demand Higher Minimum Wage
They’re demanding a living wage, everywhere from New York to New Zealand. Strikes are being held in 236 U.S. cities and more than 100 others worldwide as workers agitate for $15 an hour. What started as a campaign by fast food workers has evolved, drawing in everyone from adjunct professors to childcare workers. Stories of struggle abound, and while some critics question unions’ motives and franchises’ willingness to pay more, demonstrators around the globe may settle for nothing less.