LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands are marching across the country to demand a higher minimum wage.
In Los Angeles, fast-food employees, union groups and other low-wage workers led the way with signs that read: Fight for Fifteen.
They're fighting for US$15 (S$20.38) an hour to be the new federal minimum wage.
California is already on pace to reach that wage after Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week to have $15 an hour by 2022.
In the Big Apple, several hundred people protested in Times Square.
They too fought for US$15.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also supports a higher minimum wage, signing a bill recently to reach US$15 an hour in the coming years.
The Windy City rounded out the days protests, with hundreds more calling for higher wages.
Surveys say most Americans support a higher minimum wage, though it's not clear what that wage should be.