ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Dozens of people have been arrested across the country after participating in protests to demand an increase in the minimum wage.
In our area, people demonstrated at the McDonald’s on Williamson Road on Tuesday.
While McDonald’s employees were inside working, protesters held signs and chanted as part of the National Day of Action to fight for a 15-dollar hourly wage and a union.
“I know a lot of people who are underpaid, underprivileged, and underappreciated. A lot of workers would wish for a raise and not understand that there is a way, you just can’t stand there,” said Daniel Henegar, one of the protesters.
Other fast food restaurant workers, as well as home and child-care workers, rallied in cities including Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and New York on Tuesday morning.