Watch live: Channel 2 News at 11 p.m.

Workers march in Denver in fight for $15 minimum wage

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DENVER -- The fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage continued Thursday morning as workers marched on a McDonald's on the east side and downtown Denver. It's part of of a nationwide protest planned in hundreds of cities across the country.

State lawmakers in California worked out a deal last month with labor unions to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.  New York has approved the $15 minimum wage for more than 2 million workers. And Seattle has already passed a $15 minimum wage.

The battle is also winning a lot of support in places like Oregon and Pennsylvania. The minimum wage in Colorado is $8.31.

“We proudly invest in the future of those who work in McDonald's restaurants," McDonald's spokeswoman Lisa McComb said. "In addition to raising the minimum wage for employees at our company-owned restaurants, we also offer employees access to Archways to Opportunity, a set of programs McDonald’s pays for which helps them earn a high school diploma and get needed tuition assistance so they can work toward earning a college degree."

The Denver protest will move to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver where a rally is planned for 11:30 a.m.