The "Fight For 15" Movement in 2017

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Protesters gather at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as part of a nationwide protest for a $15 per hour minimum wage.

New York Times labor and workplace reporter Noam Scheiber gives an update on the nationwide “Fight For 15” protests among low-wage workers following Donald Trump’s election and the appointment of Andrew Puzder, chief executive of the company that franchises the fast-food outlets Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., to be secretary of labor. Puzder is an outspoken critic of both minimum wage increases and the worker protections enacted by the Obama Administration. Last month, Uber drivers protested along with fast food workers in 24 cities around the country, demanding widespread minimum wage increases to $15 an hour.