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“I’m standing with them:” Gwen Moore, others arrested during fast food protest

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WEST MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A protest involving fast food workers who are demanding a higher minimum wage led to several arrests in West Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon, September 4th. Congresswoman Gwen Moore was among those arrested.

Employees say they want better wages. They are demanding $15/hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.

“Quite frankly, it’s deleterious to our economy for them not to have the minimum wage, so I’m standing with them during this civil disobedience,” Rep. Moore said during Thursday’s protest.

Fast food workers walked off the job on Thursday — and Rep. Moore joined them, but she would soon find herself in police custody.

“25 workers and a Congresswoman — I think that’s the best headline we’ve had yet,” Jennifer Epps-Addison, the executive director of Wisconsin Jobs Now said.

Epps-Adson is one of the organizers who led the group of workers and…

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