Albany, N.Y. — Advocates for a higher minimum wage in New York plan to rally Monday at the state Capitol where they say lawmakers also want a pay hike.
Members of the coalition say the rally will be held in an adjacent park, followed by a prayer vigil.
The group includes the Hunger Action Network of New York State, FOCUS Churches of Albany and Capital District Area Labor Federation.
They say New York's minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is out of date, especially with more New Yorkers relying on low-pay jobs.
While noting the Republican-controlled State Senate balked at raising the minimum wage to $8.50, they say lawmakers are considering boosting their own $79,500 annual pay for part-time work.
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