Fast Food and Retail Workers Demand Higher Wages
Thousands of fast food and retail workers went on strike across the U.S. yesterday, demanding higher wages. President Obama appears to support their cause, as he voiced a renewed commitment to addressing inequality in a speech delivered just a day before. Many workers in both sectors make little more than the local minimum wage, which is typically not enough to feed and house a family. The protests are part of a growing campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour.