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Fast food workers rally for $15 minimum wage

Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 04, 2017

Fast food workers in Las Vegas joined the national protest for the raise in minimum wage.

Today workers walked off of the job across the Las Vegas valley to show their support for a minimum wage of $15. This comes just after the Governor of Illinois vetoed a bill to raise their state minimum wage to $15.

"Gov. Bruce Rauner argued raising the minimum wage to that level would ultimately hurt the people it's designed to benefit," said a recent article.

"Rauner cited a University of Washington study that found when Seattle boosted its minimum wage to $13 last year, low-wage workers' hours were cut back so that, on average, they earned $125 less each month.

But that study goes directly against a different one by the University of California-Berkeley that didn't find any reduction in hours for those working in Seattle's food industry."

The Nevada minimum wage is currently $8.25 per hour, which many argue is unlivable in today's economic climate. The "Fight for $15" marches will continue all day today in hopes that lawmakers will take notice of workers' desire for a fair living wage.