Philadelphia workers take the pledge to Fight for $15

- Local underpaid workers in Philadelphia are vowing to take the Fight for $15 at several locations Tuesday.

Fast-food cooks, cashiers, home care and janitorial workers are joining forces for a massive march on City Hall scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m.

They are striking to support the Fight for $15 movement, which, according to a press release, aims to “show candidates of all political stripes that the nearly 64 million Americans paid less than $15 an hour are a voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.”

Workers already formed a strike at a North Philadelphia McDonald’s at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, and following the rally at City Hall will march to another McDonald’s at 17th and Walnut Streets to continue the demonstration.

The protestors in Philadelphia join other workers from a record 270 cities who are collectively standing up to demand that elected leaders nationwide stand up for a higher minimum wage and union rights.

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