$15 minimum wage campaigners march on Seattle

$15 minimum wage campaigners march on Seattle »Play Video
Marchers work their way down International Boulevard in SeaTac.
SEATTLE (AP) - Activists for a $15 minimum wage marched their campaign from SeaTac to Seattle on Thursday.

The march is part of a national action by fast food workers seeking higher pay.

About 100 demonstrators with a police escort started the march in SeaTac, where voters last month approved a minimum wage of $15 an hour. They carry signs that say "Strike Poverty" and "Fight for a $15 hour minimum wage."

Organizers expected to reach the Seattle City Hall by 4:30 p.m. for a rally to urge city elected leaders to pass a $15 minimum wage law.

Newly elected socialist city council member Kshama Sawant was scheduled to speak at the rally. She says if the council doesn't approve it, she'll help put a minimum wage measure on the ballot.