WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says the strikes by fast-food workers show the need to raise the minimum wage.
Perez is leading the push by President Barack Obama to boost the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. Congress has not acted on the proposal.
The fast-food workers are seeking a $15 minimum wage.
Perez gave a wide-ranging interview to The Associated Press. He compares the recent protests to the 1963 March on Washington, which sought a national minimum wage to give workers better living standards.
He says that for too many people in minimum wage jobs, quote, "the rungs on the ladder of opportunity are feeling further and further apart."
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Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
Buffalo police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.