Workers March to Continue Push for Minimum Wage Raise

September 04, 2017 04:28 PM

Groups of fast food restaurant workers took their fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage to the streets on Monday, Labor Day.

The group 15 Now Minnesota gathered early Monday morning near the McDonald's on West 7th Street in St. Paul.

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They marched to various locations around the Twin Cities, calling for higher wages.

“We are hardworking people and we should be recognized for our work here,” one attendee said.

Marchers ended in Minneapolis to celebrate the city council's $15-an-hour minimum wage vote this summer.

RELATED: Minneapolis City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Organizers, however, said there's far more work to do. Specifically, they are set on getting a $15 minimum wage passed by St. Paul's City Council.

"I work two full time jobs and I'm a single father," Samuel Callahan said. "This $15 an hour would mean so much to me."

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