$15 Minimum Wage Campaigners March On Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Activists for a $15 minimum wage marched their campaign Thursday from SeaTac to Seattle.

The march was part of a national action by fast-food workers seeking higher pay.

About 100 demonstrators with a police escort started the march in SeaTac where voters last month approved a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Marchers carried signs saying, “Strike Poverty” and “Fight for a $15 hour minimum wage.”

The Seattle Times reports that about 150 union activists and fast-food workers rallied at Seattle City Hall at dusk after the day-long march in freezing temperatures. They called on city leaders to enact a $15 minimum wage.

The City Council has approved a $100,000 study led by new Mayor Ed Murray.

Washington state’s minimum wage is $9.19 an hour.

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