Protest and action to Raise minimum wage

16 Apr

Today a group of people spearheaded by Alliance Against Poverty held a rally at Waterloo Town Square demanding a raise to minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Speakers included Richard Walsh Bower, the green party candidate, Mark Xuereb from the labor council, Gary Thompson from Workers Action Center and myself. Speakers focused on the need to have a minimum wage that took workers out of poverty, which the current minimum wage does not do and build unity between all sectors under attack. This was followed by a private action of several people entering Mc Donalds with signs demanding a raise to minimum wage and flyers. Flyers were handed out inside the Mc Donalds and people held their ground until after the police was called. This small action is a taste of things to come.

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