Minimum Wage Workers Picket For Better Pay

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Several protests have been scheduled for Thursday in Chicago, as part of a nationwide demonstration in favor of a higher federal minimum wage.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports one of the protests was held in the Ukrainian Village, at the McDonald’s at Damen and Chicago, where at least 100 demonstrators picketed for two hours. One person in the crowd wore an eight-foot Grinch costume.

Fast food employees and other minimum wage workers contend the minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour, because it’s no longer just teenagers who work such jobs; many times it’s adults who have families to support.

Demonstrator Krista Reese said she has two bachelor’s degrees, but works a retail job, because she can’t find a job in her field. She makes more than minimum wage, earning $12 an hour, but said she supports the push to make the federal minimum wage…

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