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Minimum-Wage Activists Rally For Labor Day Protest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Activists calling for a minimum-wage increase have gathered for Labor Day protests in Las Vegas.

KLAS-TV reports that a Monday rally at a McDonald's restaurant was one of 300 planned across the country supporting a minimum-wage hike to $15 an hour.

Fast food worker Harold Carnes says people are staying in jobs like his longer because the economy has changed, but low salaries leave families struggling.

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The last minimum wage hike in Nevada was in 2011, when it was raised to $8.25 an hour or a dollar less if the company offers health insurance.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a proposal to raise the minimum wage this year, saying it would have threatened to undermine the state's economic recovery.