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.
Minimum-wage workers in Colorado just got a small raise. Colorado’s minimum wage rose to $7.78 Tuesday. That’s up 14 cents an hour from last year.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.