Fast-food workers pressure Albany for minimum wage increase

Advocates want lawmakers to allow the city to raise the wage as high as $13.13. (6/17/14)

NEW YORK - Hundreds of fast-food workers headed to Albany Tuesday in a fight for higher pay.

Low-wage workers and advocates say they hope to convince lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10.10.

Supporters also want the state to allow New York City and other communities to raise it as high as $13.13, and make future increases automatic based on inflation.

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Several other states, including California, Connecticut and Massachusetts, have recently approved minimum wage hikes to $10 or more.

This legislative session comes to a close on Thursday.

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