Federally contracted workers strike,March on White House

On the 25th of September, contract workers at Federal buildings like the Ronald Reagan building walked off the job and demanded that they be paid a living wage and benefits.

VIDEO: Strikers marching in front of the White House





The end point at the White House came with a demand that Obama grant contract workers a living wage by executive order. One poster showed Obama’s face as in the 2008 campaign with text simply reading “Help!”

This is the continuation of a series of strikes and walkouts at buildings like Union Station and the Ronald Reagon building, where contract workers in such fields as food service get paid minimum wage or otherwise so little that they have to choose between paying rent and buying food.


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