As President Barack Obama wrapped up his Labor Day visit to the city, a few hundred demonstrators were marching through Boston Monday morning to fight for better working conditions and a $15 minimum wage.
A coalition of pro-labor groups representing workers in Boston-area fast food restaurants, hotels and the Logan Airport met for a pre-march rally in Boston Common.
Among the hundreds was Darius Cephas, a 24-year-old Dorchester resident who told Metro he earns $9.25 working at McDonald’s.
“We’re tired of working hard and not getting paid for that,” said Cephas, a national organizing committee leader with the Fight for $15, a national movement to increase the minimum wage. Low-wage employers, he said, “force you to rely on government assistance.”