The Union backed campaign, Fight for 15 was trying to get the word out that fast food workers and service workers need to get higher minimum wage. These strikes happened all around the country. Many presidential candidates like Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders showed their support for the campaign. Many cites responded back to the campaign. New York promised that by 2021 the minimum wage for contract workers would be raised to $15 an hour.
I think that this campaign is great that workers are coming together to protest against the current minimum wage. I remember watching a video last year in my Consumer Seminar class about living on minimum wage alone. It is very hard to live on minimum wage alone. These workers literally live paycheck to paycheck. It is hard for these people to even buy certain life necessities. When facing problems like health issues or an accident, living on minimum wage will not cut it and can't support these issues.