BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As part of the growing “Fight for $15” movement, more than 200 western New Yorkers boarded buses in Buffalo Tuesday morning to show their support in Albany.
The campaign’s message is, “No New Yorker who works hard should live in poverty!”
The hundreds of western New Yorkers headed to Albany will join thousands of others in an effort to convince lawmakers to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15/hr. Workers want lawmakers to pass the legislation to change wages by the end of the month.
If the minimum wage was increased to $15/hr. in New York, 3 million workers would be effected. The campaign says 95 percent of New York workers who make less than $15/hr. are 20 years old or older and that 66 percent of them work full time.