Fast food workers in New York state are hoping recent minimum wage increases around the country prompt the state to increase their pay to $15 an hour.
Workers held rallies in Buffalo, Albany and New York City on Wednesday to mark the first meeting of a state wage board convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider raising the minimum wage for those in the fast food industry.
Efforts to raise the minimum wage for all workers are stalled in the state Legislature. Any increase recommended by the wage board must be ratified by Cuomo’s labor secretary but doesn’t need legislative approval.
On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
New York’s minimum wage is now $8.75 an hour.
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