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November 10th Fight for $15 Media Round-up

November 10th Fight for $15 Media Round-up

November 10th was a powerful day of action, with striking workers leading the way to demand living wages and dignity at work. Strikes occurred in 270, with solidarity rallies in 500 cities globally. Here's a sampling of yesterday's media coverage from across New York, and photos from actions in Albany:

Raise the Wage for Tipped Workers!

Raise the Wage for Tipped Workers!

Though this year’s legislative session is over, the fight for higher wages continues. Last year, when legislation that will raise the minimum wage in New York from $7.25 per hour to $9.00 by the end of 2015 was passed, a large sector of workers were excluded from the raise. Tipped workers - restaurant servers and hotel workers - were left with a frozen minimum wage of just $5.00 per hour.

Updates on #RaiseUpNY

Updates on #RaiseUpNY

Building on momentum from last month’s global fast-food worker strikes demanding a living wage, and with the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the push for a raise in the state-wide minimum wage, with localities given the option to raise it further, is intensifying.