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On MLK Day, homecare workers, security officers, adjunct professors, airport workers and others will be calling on the NY State Legislature to pass the $15 minimum wage

When: Monday, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Day March starts at 3:15 pm

Where: March starts at the National Action Network House of Justice 106 W. 145th St., Manhattan Marching to the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building

New York, NY- On Monday, Jan. 18, hundreds of low-wage workers will march with Rev. Al Sharpton through Harlem in support of the $15 New York State minimum wage to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “No work is insignificant,” King famously declared. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.”

Working New Yorkers have grown deeply frustrated in recent years with out of control income inequality. The cost of housing, food and utilities have all gone up, while wages have stagnated. New York is one of the most expensive and unequal places in the country, and has the greatest number of billionaires of any state.

Low-wage workers are calling on the State Legislature to back the $15 minimum wage, which would raise up more than 3 million working people and make New York a national leader in the effort to reward hard work with fair pay. Not only would $15 lift working families out of poverty, but also it would boost New York’s economy by putting more money in the pockets of working people which they would spend at local businesses. Workers will be marching in the spirit of King’s egalitarian vision, to make sure all New Yorkers can have dignity, security and the opportunity to build a better future for their children.


National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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