WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Hundreds of U.S. contract workers walked off the job Wednesday to protest what they're calling "poverty wages" and push for higher pay.
The employees participated in a large rally and strike on Capitol Hill demanding at least a $15 union minimum wage as they marched down Constitution Avenue.
“I’m just trying to do better for my family. I just need more money and better benefits. That’s why we’re out there today," one worker told ABC 7.
Vermont Sen. and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also attended the strike.