Fight For $15 Labor Day Rallies & March In Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Fast food workers continue their fight for higher wages in the MidSouth.

Monday protestors began their morning at McDonald's on Poplar near Cleveland.  Later in the morning, they moved to Taco Bell on Poplar near Belvedere.

It's all part of the Fight for $15, a nationwide effort pushing for union rights for fast food workers.

Fast food workers across the country say unions are the key to fixing a struggling economy.

At one point on this Labor Day, workers went into Taco Bell yelling chants and they even blocked the street.

Local 24 spoke to a woman who says she has been in the fast food industry for 30 years, living pay check to pay check, making $7.25 an hour.  She says she desperately needs a change.

Fight for $15 kicked off nearly five years ago.


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