Workers in Cleveland, across nation, rally for a raise

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Millions of people making minimum wage rallied across the nation Tuesday night, asking for a raise.

Locally, around 75 people marched outside the McDonald's on Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland.
They are demanding a minimum wage of $15 per hour for workers across the country.

Earlier in the day, airport workers demonstrated at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

They rallied in support of hundreds of airport workers who went on strike at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

"My pay raises has only gone up to 8.50 cents since the 90s.  That's not fair.   That's not enough to make ends meet," said airport worker, Brenda Wilson.

Local efforts in Cleveland have been previously defeated, but workers are calling for lawmakers to follow suit with cities in California and New York.

"We took it to the streets.  We got over 40,000 signatures to support this, and we put it on the ballot.  So now, the voters get to decide," worker Frank Hornick told Fox 8 News.

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