Protesters call for an acceleration of the $15 minimum wage

Posted at 12:10 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 15:10:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Several hundred protesters marched through downtown on Labor Day, asking for an acceleration of the $15 minimum wage and for fast food workers' right to unionize.


The group started at the McDonald's at 13th and Park and made several stops to tell stories of what they say are unfair corporate personnel policies.


Along with a police escort, the group made its way to the County Administration Building where their rally continued.


The SEIU says it plans to strike next week, over a variety of complaints against the county, including worker safety and wages.


The Labor Day protest in San Diego caps a summer of victories for the $15 minimum wage fight across the country. California has already come to an agreement on the increase, but many workers said Monday they can't wait until 2022, when it's due to be implemented.