Workers Rally at Statehouse for Higher Minimum Wage
(photo courtesy RTV6)
Many gathered on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse Thursday afternoon to rally for higher minimum wage and workers' rights.
The rally was part of a Moral Week of Action inspired by Moral Mondays in North Carolina. Speakers touted the benefits of raising the minimum wage in Indiana from its current rate at seven dollars, 25 cents an hour.
One speaker said raising the minimum wage would boost the local economy by causing the workers receiving the higher wages to spend that money in the local community. He said it would also reduce the cost of welfare benefits paid by taxpayers.
Another speaker, Mary Cate Dugan with the Indiana chapter of the National Organization for Women, said we cannot have an economy that works for women without raising the minimum wage.