Fight for $15, a labor coalition that seeks to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, is organizing “Day of Disruption” strikes in 340 cities across the country today, Nov. 29, according to a Newsweek report.
Uber drivers are participating in today’s strikes, marking the first time that workers in the "gig economy" have joined the movement. Some expect drivers to idle their cars in places such as airports as part of the protest, according to Newsweek. “Workers in the Fight for $15 have created a powerful movement that boldly proclaims everyone who puts in a hard day’s work should receive a fair day’s pay,” said Uber driver Adam Shahim in a statement released by Fight for $15.
Strikers in Philadelphia braved today’s rainy weather, taking to the streets to support the movement.
— HomeCare FightFor15 (@FF15HomeCare) November 29, 2016
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