#FightFor15 protests across the US Live updates

Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, California, United States, November 10, 2015. © Lucy Nicholson
The Fight for 15 campaign, a three-year-old nationwide labor movement seeking wage hikes at low-paying fast-food restaurants, launched a one-day strike on Tuesday, November 10, in 270 US cities – its largest demonstration to date, according to organizers.
  • 11 November 2015

    08:01 GMT

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  • 10 November 2015

    22:11 GMT

  • 21:46 GMT

  • 21:36 GMT

    Hospital workers have joined with fast-food workers to demand higher wages in Boston.

  • 20:49 GMT

    Protesters have gathered in front of the Los Angeles City Hall.

  • 19:58 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would make $15 an hour the minimum wage for all state workers.

    The hourly rate will be gradually increased until New York state workers are paid at least $15 hourly in 2018.

    “I believe that if you work hard and work full time, you should not be condemned to live in poverty,” the governor said, adding that “families nationwide continue to be left behind by an insufficient minimum wage. And it’s time that changed.”

  • 19:58 GMT

    Protesters are gearing up on the West Coast.

  • 19:15 GMT

    Bernie Sanders doubled down on his support for the Fight for 15 campaign at a rally in Washington, DC.

    "Thank you all for coming out and standing up for justice, standing up for dignity, and for saying loudly and clearly that people in this country that work 40 hours a week deserve a living wage," he said, addressing a crowd in the rain while holding an umbrella.

  • 18:52 GMT

    Some supporting the movement rallied against restrictions on food stamps, while others pointed out a $15 an hour minimum wage is in fact needed to get rid of the need for food stamps.

  • 18:40 GMT

    Pro-abortion figures such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood have thrown their support behind the seemingly unrelated issue of a $15 dollar minimum wage, claiming that their causes go hand-in-hand.