Organizers say about 400 people participated in Colorado’s latest demonstrations in favor of higher wages for fast food workers.
Colorado’s minimum wage of $8 an hour is under review in Boulder, where a community meeting is planned to talk about options for a higher “living wage.”
Fast food workers in Denver are expected to demonstrate again in favor of higher wages.
Fast-food employees have gotten big headlines for their calls for a $15 minimum wage and union rights.
In a bit of political reinvention, Andrew Romanoff moved to Colorado’s 6th U.S. House district to challenge for its congressional seat. But, in a sense, the district has also revamped itself.
Fast food workers in Denver are participating in a national strike to win $15 an hour wages, and three people were arrested when they sat down in the road and refused to get up.
Fast food workers protested for higher pay on the 16th Street Mall around noon on Thursday.
Colorado’s minimum wage will increase by 22 cents on New Year’s Day to $8 an hour.
Fast food workers protested Thursday in 100 cities across the country, including in Denver.
Some Coloradans are joining fast-food workers across the country in calling for higher wages.