Fast-food restaurant employees, security guards and other workers are scheduled to conduct strikes and rallies Wednesday in their effort to gain a $15-an-hour wage.
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Organizers with Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West said adjunct professors, home care workers, Walmart employees and others will join the job actions.
Tax day was chosen because many of the workers make so little money that they rely on government assistance to get by, according to the SEIU-USWW.
Strikes and rallies are set to take place in 200 U.S. cities.
In San Diego, security officers will demonstrate at 11 a.m. outside the Symphony Tower at 750 B St.
Other job actions will take place at 7 a.m. at a McDonald’s restaurant at 2345 El Cajon Blvd.; at 8:30 a.m, at a Sonic Drive-in, 2829 El Cajon Blvd.; at noon at the State Building, 1350 Front St.; and at 1:30 p.m. at the City Heights/Weingart Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave.
Two afternoon events are scheduled to take place at San Diego State University.
At 3:30 p.m., home care workers will rally on Campanile Mall, between the Music Building and Open Air Theatre. At 4:30 p.m., a rally will be held for all types of workers on the Scripps Lawn near Hepner Hall.
Fast-food workers began calling for hourly pay of $15 more than two years ago in New York City. Since then, a minimum wage of $15 an hour has been adopted in cities like Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.
— City News Service
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