With Tax Day strikes, the ‘Fight for 15’ prepares to flex its political muscle

April 15, 2015 7:12 PM

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With Tax Day strikes, the ‘Fight for 15’ prepares to flex its political muscle

Low-wage workers in more than 230 cities kicked off a fresh round of strikes on Tax Day in what organizers say is the 'Fight for $15's biggest protest to date. Just around the corner, however, the Fight for $15 faces a big test of its political clout: the 2016 election cycle.  

The "Fight for $15" began nearly three years ago as a smattering of workers in fast-food and retail protesting for higher wages and better treatment. In the years since, it has morphed into a multifaceted campaign against a wide range of social injustices: wage fairness, yes, but also racism, corpor...

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