Midwest hospital workers to join SEIU 'Fight for $15' marches on Labor Day

Midwest hospital workers will participate in nationwide Labor Day protests advocating for a $15 an hour minimum wage and unionization rights, reports USA Today.

Fast-food workers will also be part of the protests, which are organized by the Service Employees International Union.

Monday's protests are the beginning of an overarching agenda aimed at garnering support from Midwest hospital workers for political candidates who are in favor of the minimum wage and unionization rights, according to the report.

Marie Watteau, vice president of media relations for the American Hospital Association, although not directly talking about the issues involved with the protests, said in a statement obtained by USA Today, "A hospital's workforce is its most vital asset. That's why America's hospitals and health systems value the important work and contributions of the 5 million men and women who care for patients every day."

 

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