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Connections: Fighting for $15/hr. For Fast Food Workers

The 'Fight for 15' is happening next week. Fast food workers around the country will rally for a $15 per hour wage. What happens if they do get it? What about if they don't? We have an interview with KUOW's Deborah Wang who has reported on the 'Fight for 15'. Then we will discuss the rally and the reasoning behind it with our guests:

  • AJ, a Burger King worker who has been on strike twice with the campaign
  • Kim Ramos, former Wendy's employee and currently a Fight for 15 organizer.
  • Colin O’Malley, organizing director of Metro Justice

Links mentioned by Deborah Wang:
"How Seattle Agonized over, and passed, $15 Minimum Wage"

"Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage is 'Going to Change Everything'"

KUOW's $15 Minimum Wage Coverage

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.

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