Workers, advocates push lawmakers to increase minimum wage to $15 in North Carolina

By WWay News February 14, 2020

A coalition of labor groups, advocates and business and faith leaders will call for a $15 minimum wage at a public hearing Thursday in downtown Raleigh.

Packed inside the auxiliary room at First Baptist Church in downtown Raleigh they chanted, “Put 15 on our check, we want we said!” This was a congregation of minimum wage workers from across the Triangle — Not praying but demanding state leaders boost salaries of its lowest-paid private-sector jobs.

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