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Over 60,000 U.S. Workers Join Historic Strikes for $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage

Washington, April 16 (RHC)-- Low-wage workers in the United States have staged their largest action to date to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, with some 60,000 workers walking off the job in more than 200 cities.

The actions brought together fast-food workers, home-care aides, child-care providers, Wal-Mart clerks, adjunct professors and airport workers to demand wage increases and the right to unionize. Organizers staged the action on Tax Day to highlight the cost to taxpayers of supporting workers who are underpaid.

A new study says low wages are forcing working families to rely on more than $150 billion in public assistance.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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