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Local fast food workers rally for a $15 minimum wage

PHOTO: 'Fight For 15' strike in Buffalo New York

ALBANY (WRGB) - Local fast-food workers will hold rallies in Albany on Monday to "Fight for $15".

The rallies will be held at 12 pm at the State Capitol, and 5:30 pm at the McDonald's on Central Ave.

According to the New York State Department of Labor, currently, in New York, fast food workers' minimum wage is $13.50 in New York City and $11.75 for the rest of the state.

Monday's protests in Albany join protests across the country for the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike, which became a rallying cry of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Local fast-food workers will also announce they will participate in six weeks of direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience beginning Mother's Day as part of the new Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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