Fast-food workers pressure Albany for minimum wage increase

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

Advocates want lawmakers to allow the city to

Advocates want lawmakers to allow the city to raise the wage as high as $13.13.

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.

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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