NYC Crowd Rallies for Increase in Minimum Wage

The workers want to see an increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 11:11 AM EDT
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NYC Crowd Rallies for Increase in Minimum Wage

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Workers in low-wage jobs joined with faith leaders, unions and politicians in New York City to demand better pay, benefits and working conditions.

At least several hundred people gathered in Union Square on Tuesday, carrying signs targeting companies including restaurants and clothing stores they say need to do better by their workers.

The workers want to see an increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Some in the crowd had started at a rally some blocks north in Manhattan's Herald Square, and then marched to join the main event, stopping at different food and retail stores along the way.

At Union Square, they were joined by unions including Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2, whose members are in a labor dispute with Consolidated Edison.

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