U.S. Capitol workers go on strike, demand $15 wage

    U.S. contractors strike on Capitol Hill. (Photo: John Gonzalez)

    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.

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