Workers Rally In Phoenix For Higher Minimum Wage On Labor Day

By Will Stone
Published: Monday, September 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Advocates for a higher minimum wage rallied in Phoenix on Monday as part of a national day of protest called "Fight for 15."

Clad in red shirts, supporters marched through the streets of downtown Phoenix. Many held signs promoting unions and chanted about the need for higher wages.

They eventually ended up outside of a McDonald’s restaurant, one of the targets of the national protest that organizers say are being held in hundreds of cities, spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union.

Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo said fast food chains need to do more for their employees.

“They are not giving them a decent wage. They are not giving them the health benefits they deserve. Today we say enough is enough,” he told a group of supporters.

Arizona actually just raised its minimum wage after voters passed Proposition 206 last year. That bumped the hourly pay to 10 dollars this year and eventually to $12 by 2020.

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