The Daily Bern: Fight for $15 Rally Hits Nashville Tuesday
Written by Natalie Davis on November 10, 2015
Last July, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
“It is a national disgrace that millions of full-time workers are living in poverty and millions more are forced to work two or three jobs just to pay their bills,” Sanders said before an audience of 1,000 striking workers at the time. “A job must lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage and must be raised to a living wage.”
That message and the effort to garner a real living wage for fast food workers come to the office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
An action alert comes from #FightFor15:
Fast-food workers are launching the biggest nationwide Fight for $15 strike ever on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
While fast-food workers are walking out for $15 an hour and union rights, underpaid workers everywhere are vowing to take the Fight for $15 cry straight to the ballot box in 2016. We’re putting politicians on notice that the nearly 64 million Americans paid less than $15 an hour are a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.
Tennessee for Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter, and Workers Dignity members are expected to be on hand for the effort. The Nashville Fight for $15 rally takes place at 12 pm at the Mayor’s Office, 350 Deaderick St., 37201.
If you need some inspiration, Bernie Sanders has it in spades.