Protestors gather to strike for Global Action Day to raise minimum wage

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) –Protesters will be gathering Wednesday in a strike called “Fight for 15” a part of a Global Action Day for a $15 minimum wage.

Students from the University at Albany, local health care workers, crossing guards and adjunct professors from Saint Rose and Siena are set to join the protest.

It is reported that marches and rallies will stretch around the globe, with demonstrations expected in 100 cities in 40 countries on six continents.

Workers chose to rally on tax day because it is 4/15, $15 being their raise demand.  Strikes also want to highlight the fact they are being paid so little and that too many people are forced to rely on public assistance to get by.

The international strike comes after McDonald’s recently announced it will increase salaries for 10% of its workforce by a dollar.

Protestors will be gathering at several locations in Albany on Wednesday. Reported locations are as follows; 7 a.m. McDonalds located at 31 Holland Ave, 12 p.m. Empire State Plaza, 5 p.m. the Dunkin Donuts located at 1425 Washington Ave.

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