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LA Labor Day Rallies Call For $15 Minimum Wage

LA Labor Day Rallies Call For $15 Minimum Wage


ANNOUNCE HIS DECISION TOMORROW. BACK TO. SUZIE: THANK YOU. DEMONSTRATORS WERE JOINED BY WORKERS RALLYING FOR RIGHTS AND PROTECTION ON THIS LABOR DAY. JASMINE VIEL SHOWS US A PROTEST THAT STARTED EARLY THIS MORNING. REPORTER: BEGAN WITH A STRIKE ON WILSHIRE BOULEVARD MCDONALD’S. NONUNION FAST FOOD WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB AS HUNDREDS OF UNION MEMBERS JOIN THEM. THIS IS SUPPORT FOR BETTER PAY, SCHEDULES AND HEALTHCARE. THEY PACKED THREE CITY BLOCKS. THIS IS WHAT A UNION POWER LOOKS LIKE. SIMILAR RALLIES TAKING PLACE IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE SAME DEMANDS FOR UNION RIGHTS. WORKERS BEGAN PROTESTING FIVE YEARS AGO FOR UNION PROTECTION AND BETTER PAY. THAT WAS A MOVEMENT THAT COALESCED INTO THE UNION LED FIGHT FOR 15, SPARKING DEBATES AND WHETHER OR NOT A PAY THE COUNTRY. AND MAKING $10.50. MY EXPENSIVE 20 YEARS, ONLY $3.25? THEIR PUSH WORKED. IT WAS A SUMMER VICTORY FOR WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE MINIMUM WAGE CLIMBED UP TO $12 PER HOUR FOR LARGE BUSINESSES JULY 1. IT’S ON ITS WAY TO TO $15 PER HOUR BY 2021. JACKIE WORKS IN THE CAL STATE SYSTEM AND JOINED HUNDREDS OF WORKERS AT THE INTERSECTION TO RALLY AND MARCH TO CITY HALL. THEY DON’T HAVE A UNION. THEY ARE ABLE TO BE FIRED AT WILL. REPORTER: TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP. IT WILL BE HOT BUT IT’S WORTH IT. REPORTER: ARTHUR SCHAEFER SAID REPUBLICANS RESPONDED BY SAYING THE FIGHT FOR 15 MINIMUM WAGE HIKE HAS TURNED INTO THE FLIGHT OF JOBS, BUSINESSES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. THIS LABOR DAY HE SAID LET’S HOPE MORE WORKERS WILL DEMAND FAIRNESS AND EQUITY INCLUDING THE RIGHT NOT TO JOIN A UNION


Reader Comments

  1. On this Labor Day, we celebrate the hard workers who're ever improving themselves, strengthening their families while building communities, thus making America better than ever before.

  2. So what about the employees who have worked for years or gone to school for jobs that pay $15 an hour? Does this mean a raise for them? Or is it just too bad and they will now have worked their ass off to get paid minimum wage like someone with no skills or experience?

  3. meanwhile while these people are protesting in the streets they could be working.
    P.S The Seattle 15 Minimum Wage is not working well Fast Food Chains are replacing employees with Self-Serve Kiosks.

  4. I just applied for a job that pays $14 bucks an hour, but you get to work 12 hours a day so,…

    ,…and no, its not flying a helicopter, the last job I interviewed to do that payed nothing for the first 3 months, then $300 a month thereafter, but then again flying a chopper really isn't much of a skill, more like a cab driver in the sky.

    I'd rather have free college than a measly $15 bucks an hour! Come to think of it, my first raise was when minimum wage went up to $5.50, ah' the 80's. 😗💩

  5. Many of them Hispanic. The majority of our low-skill, low-wage jobs are occupied by Mexicans. They want to support their 10 kids with a $15 minimum wage while spitting on the faces of people who have worked harder than them to obtain a position that pays $15 in an office.

  6. Do it please a wath all minimum wage workers go unemployed .. hope n korea nukes u you dumb fucks… what happened cali u used to be the shit

  7. Roofers that lay Hot Tar don't even make $15 an hour what makes you think a f**** hamburger flipper can make $15 an hour you're just putting yourself out of a job they will go robot and then you'll be out and then you will have to get a job where you will be doing a hell of a job to get that 15 and that means work your ass off on an assembly line and then you won't even get 15 an hour stupid people hamburger jobs are for high school kids to make extra money to get them through the summer pluse save for college they are not for family man supporting his family you're really screwing it up for the high school kids

  8. I get paid 8 dollars an hour becuase i have no experience or certificate. That is the way it should be. Of course there are lots of jobs that pay more that dont require those things but those jobs are hard, thats why they pay more

  9. Give them the 15$ minimum wage, they're too stupid to understand what would happen if they got it. Maybe once they see the negatives they'll think logically.

  10. 20 years of experience only earned you $3.25… For fast food you idiot… Look for a different career and stop bitching about your minimum wage BS.

  11. You seriously want more money go find a better job give the kids back there McDonald's jobs McDonald's is not a career choice you dumbass. But whatever my company will keep building stuff from McDonald's for their new kiosk so you lose your jobs makes me money

  12. Hey Paul Ryan this your fault! Obama gave in to all your demands and you still didn't pass the farm bill last year, guess what people have to eat!

  13. Idiots… 15.00 an hour means lower profit margins for businesses… means, laying off part time help, cutting hours of full time help… means, the cost of EVERYTHING goes up… means, fewer jobs at the entry-level… means…in the long run your ass is broker than it is now… people suck.

  14. Are they science deniers? you can't sqeeze businesses that hire low skilled workers, especially now that automation is so easy. Greedy unions caused the American manufacturing to china.

  15. Everyone don't want minimum wages increase anymore. Employers will cuts hours to make up for the increase dumb ass. Next, they will protest not enough works hours. Now these people will have to work two jobs to cover their lost hours.

  16. OK but the majority of the world lives on less than $2 per day and they are likely more intelligent and worthy than these people who are only marginally more capable in certain respects due to the fact of where they live and their information exposure. If all these protesters died it would mean nothing.

  17. I just seen a touch screen at a small fast food place. The workers went from whatever an hour to unemployed.. beware of what you wish for.

  18. Why are you setting for 15hr by the year 2022?are you retarded? You should be Marching for 15 hr now. Not 4 years from now.by the year 2022…. 15hour will be like 10 hr is now. It won't be worth really nothing. Stop listening to these politicians in LA. All politicians care for are your votes and money to help their campaign. . As for those Comments from More likely WHITE TRASH. … .I'm from the Valley born and raised and no disrespect to my fellow white Brothers but white people here in L.A don't like to do hard Labor.. Majority of white People in the San Fernando don't like to work. Most of them are Meth-Heads..,all over the Valleys, homeless ,dirty clothes,no Families, hanging around the metro orange -Line station Pan-Handling..,even all over Canoga park,Chatsworth, Sunland,Van nuys..bagging people like me A Mexican for Money????why because white people especially trailer trash white people, they have no Back bone to work ,whether it's construction or convent stores. They don't like to work . Lazy Ass. White people. So to ALL YOU WHITE TRAILER TRASH IN LOS ANGELES, IF YOU DON'T LIKE US MEXICANS JACKING YOU FOR JOBS ,GET OFF YOUR HOMELESS ASS AND GO LOO FOR A JOB,..LOW LIFES..IF ANYONE IS FAMILIAR WITH THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY. .LOOK FOR YOUR OWN SELF. MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE VALLEY ARE Mexicans.. and you don't see them living on the streets like you see all those white people homeless all over the valley..So what are you going to complain now about besides Mexicans taking your jobs? Mexicans stealing your Card board boxes???lol you know whites and blacks have something in common here in L.A.. they both use the same excuse of not working. Mexicans took our jobs.. Lame excuse. Go back to being homeless. . White trash.. and another thing what makes you believe these are your jobs. California ,Arizona, Texas New Mexico ,was Mexico before white trash invaded. These are our jobs.. not your go back to Kentucky or Oklahoma if you don't like it here. All you white sympathyzers..can only speak your mind on a text or tweet. Because when it comes down to it WE MEXICANS /CHICANOS. RULE THESE LANDS.. YOU REMEMBER THAT..SO WATCH YOUR MOUTHS.. TRAILER TRASH. WE SOUTH SIDERS.. SMASH SKINHEADS.. IN OR OUT THE SYSTEM. ..HA HA

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