Nearly 1,000 fast-food workers, Wal-Mart employees and union members in Los Angeles joined nationwide protests Wednesday calling for a $15 minimum wage.
The protest, which also called for unionizing fast-food workers, started in front of a McDonald's on W. 28th and Figueroa streets and ended at USC.
Protesters chanted "We want 15" or "Sí se puede" (Yes we can) to the beat of drums and the music of a full band that played on a truck parked outside the McDonald's. Many protesters wore brightly colored union T-shirts, and three huge balloons with "$15" or "#fightfor15" drifted above the crowd.
The Los Angeles...