Local union calls for $15 hourly wage while national campaign targets Walmart
While boistrous protests targeted Chicago-area Walmarts Friday, a new local union formed in mid-November coordinated a second wave of actions calling for an increase in minimum wage to $15 per hour, well beyond a gradual statewide increase to $10.55 that may be approved next year.
The activities were part of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago’s “Fight for 15″ campaign. The Committee says it already includes employees at more than 100 businesses. After supporting the Walmart rallies, Committee members marched down Michigan Avenue and rallied both outside and inside Water Tower Place.
see our earlier post on fight for 15 here https://eurekafairwageact.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/chicago-workers-in-historic-fight-for-15-minimum-wage/