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Workers rally in Las Vegas for 'Fight for $15' wage hike

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Demonstrators rallied outside of a McDonald's located on the Las Vegas Strip as part of the 'Fight for $15' protest on Nov. 29, 2016. (Isaac Torres/FOX5) Demonstrators rallied outside of a McDonald's located on the Las Vegas Strip as part of the 'Fight for $15' protest on Nov. 29, 2016. (Isaac Torres/FOX5)
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Minimum-wage workers in Las Vegas are joining others nationwide on a "day of disruption", with planned marches and demonstrations pressing for $15 an hour wages.

According to organizers in the nationwide protest, workers who include fast-food cooks and cashiers, ride-share drivers, hospital workers and others in the service industry are taking part.

In Las Vegas, demonstrators began marching toward a McDonald's restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday morning to demand a minimum-wage hike to $15 an hour as well as union rights.

Organizers also plan to rally and march between fast-food locations in the Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday night.

Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the nationwide movement. The genesis of the "Fight for $15" protests came about from 200 fast-food workers in New York City who walked off the job at dozens of restaurants on Nov. 29, 2012.

The movement grew to include other members in different focuses of the service industry.

Organizers tout the Fight for $15 movement already led for wage hikes for 22 million workers.

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