Workers Should Take Heart in Wage Gains

AMNY.jpgLiza Featherstone

"We are not going to back down,” said Shantel Walker. A pizza maker at a Papa John’s in Bedford-Stuyvesant, she was charged with civil disobedience Wednesday morning when she participated in a nationwide day of action to demand a $15 minimum wage and union organizing rights for low-wage workers.

Walker and about 30 people — including City Council members Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso and Mark Levine — sat on the street in front of the McDonald’s at Liberty Street and Broadway in the Financial District.

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