MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of people rallied Thursday to demand higher pay.
Fast food workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul walked off the job as part of a day of strikes.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: As Cases Dwindle, Community Spread Now Prime Source Of New Infections
They are demanding $15-an-hour minimum wage, the right to form a union and paid sick time.READ MORE: Sheriff: Missing 16-Year-Old Was Last Seen North Of Grand Rapids
Demonstrators are encouraged by recent minimum wage increases in California, New York and Pennsylvania.MORE NEWS: Driver Hospitalized After Car Hits Tree In Central Minnesota
After a rally in Minneapolis Thursday evening, protesters closed off Lake Street and the exit from Interstate 35W for about a half hour.