C-store employees begin fight for minimum wage increase - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

C-store employees begin fight for minimum wage increase

NEW YORK — Protests for increased pay have expanded outside the fast food and home care industries.

NEW YORK — Convenience and dollar store workers as well as airport employees have joined the movement to increase their pay, according to NACSonline.com.

Fast food and home care workers have protested for a hike in minimum wage to as much as $15 an hour across the country, said the article. Those protests will continue nationwide.

Workers in other industries say they are also victims of similar struggles, noted the article. The low-paying jobs have grown quickly since the recession.

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Since the fast food campaign began in 2012, Seattle, San Francisco and Oakland, California, have all increased their minimum wage requirements, reported the article. Portland, Maine and Louisville are considering increases as well.

President Obama has also called for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, stated the article.

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