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Minimum wage rally planned today in Albany

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— Advocates for a higher minimum wage in New York plan to rally today at the state Capitol, where they say lawmakers also want a pay hike.

Members of the coalition, following a Thanksgiving week press conference on hunger at a nearby Albany church, say the rally will be held in an adjacent park, followed by a prayer vigil.

The group includes the Hunger Action Network of New York State, FOCUS Churches of Albany and Capital District Area Labor Federation.

They say at $7.25 per hour, New York’s minimum wage is out of date, especially with more New Yorkers relying on low-pay jobs.

While noting the Republican-controlled State Senate balked at raising the minimum wage to $8.50, they say lawmakers are considering boosting their own $79,500 annual pay for part-time work.



November 23, 2012
8:20 p.m.

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Today, Black Friday, consumerists flocked to Walmart in Rotterdam and Glenville. Not a protestor in sight. Consumerism reigns in Schenectady! BUY! BUY!