Local workers head to Albany for minimum wage rally

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A group of local low-wage workers participated in a minimum wage rally Tuesday at the state's capitol.

Central New York Citizens Action joined several hundred people in Albany pushing for lawmakers to OK a hike in the state's minimum wage.

The group left from the North Utica Shopping Center Tuesday morning. If passed, the rate would go from $8 an hour to $10.10 an hour.

"It's good for the economy of New York State in order to have more consumer spending," John Furman of Central New York Citizens Action said.

Those against the raise say more people would end up unemployed as a results of companies not being able to pay the wage. The state minimum wage was raised this year to $8 an hour.

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