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As Obama Meets Pope, Poor Workers Hope for Help

September 22, 2015 09:42 PM
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Ahead of Pope Francis' meeting at the White House and his speech to Congress, low-wage contract workers who cook and clean for U.S. lawmakers walked off their jobs Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, asking for a $15 minimum wage and a union. Some workers say they are pinning their hopes on a letter they are sending to "the pope of the poor." VOA's Cindy Saine reports.