Public takes advantage of their last chance to ‘Fight for $15’

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Cuomo’s wage board is holding its final public hearing on the minimum wage in the fast food industry.

It’s the last chance for the public to weigh in on the issue, with the board expected to release its recommendations next month. Once they are released, the department of labor commissioner will have 45 days to come to a decision on the minimum wage for fast food workers.

There’s been a push in recent months to bump that wage to $15 an hour. Governor Cuomo says he supports giving these workers a raise.

Demonstrators have held rallies across the state as the wage board has met. They’re planning to be in Albany today to make their voices heard.

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