Why Workers Walked Out Monday in a Mass Strike for Black Lives

Their demands of corporate leaders include racial justice, healthcare and a $15 minimum wage

Workers in various sectors walked off the job across the nation on Monday in recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement. Getty Images

On Monday, a massive nationwide workers strike took place in 160 cities, without regard to a specific industry or company. The Strike for Black Lives, initially organized by Movement for Black Lives but in partnership with over four dozen other groups, was a demand for accountability from corporate leadership on the part of a country struggling through a pandemic and a social justice crisis.

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