NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the demonstration in New York City that was part of the nationwide minimum-wage protest (all times local):
A conservative economic think-tank is taking issue with minimum-wage protests being held in New York and other places.
About 25 people participating in one of the protests were arrested Tuesday after they linked arms and sat on a lower Manhattan street.
They were among about 350 people at a peaceful rally, part of the National Day of Action to Fight for $15.
The Employment Policies Institute issued a statement saying dramatic minimum wage hikes result in lost jobs, reduced hours and business closures.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last April to gradually raise New York’s minimum wage.
About 25 chanting minimum-wage protesters have been arrested after they linked arms and sat on a lower Manhattan street.
They were among about 350 people at a peaceful rally Tuesday.
The event was part of the National Day of Action to Fight for $15. The campaign seeks higher hourly wages, including for workers at fast-food restaurants and airports.
Participants chanted “We shall not be moved.” Signs said “We won’t back down” and “Strike for $15 and our future.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last April that gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 in New York City by the end of 2018 and in some prosperous suburbs by the end of 2021.
It will rise to $12.50 in the rest of the state by 2020, eventually reaching $15.