Workers to call on lawmakers to raise minimum wage

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Workers across New York State are banding together to call on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.

Locally, there will be a rally outside the McDonald’s on Niagara Street at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

This isn’t the first time local workers have joined the fight. There was a similar demonstration in December.

Activists also want the governor to pass local wage authority, which would give individual localities the ability to set their own minimum wage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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