Local fast food workers rally for a $15 minimum wage
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.