ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Low wage workers and supporters rallied on Thursday for an immediate $15 per hour minimum wage.
The group picketed outside the Business Council of New York’s office on Washington Avenue in Albany. They said millions of New Yorkers live in poverty, and the current proposal to raise the minimum wage gradually isn’t good enough for the ones who need it most.
They said increasing the minimum wage immediately is the best and only way to keep more people out of poverty.
“I’m doing this for myself,” Fight for $15 supporter Amanda Monroe said. “I’m doing it for my children and for everybody else’s children. We need to stand up for them.”
Organizations who support the Fight for $15, including Capital Region Raise the Wage Coalition and Citizens Action of New York, were there to show their support.