Fight for $15 movement plans fast-food workers’ strike across south

Fight for $15

Organization marks 50th anniversary of Memphis sanitation workers’ strike as it joins Poor People’s Campaign to honor Martin Luther King

Terrence Wise, a McDonald’s worker in Kansas City who is one of the Fight for $15’s national leaders, supports Barber’s new effort. “For the Fight for $15 to join with the Poor People’s Campaign makes our network broader and more powerful,” Wise said. “We’re bringing not only workers who are poor, but we’re bringing more people into the campaign who are affected by racial and economic inequality. It’s always good to get bigger and bolder.”

The Rev William Barber II stands outside the National Civil Rights Museum following a march by Fight for $15 supporters last year.

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