Dickinson, NY—Kim Bobo, a worker's rights advocate from Chicago, talks about a federal minimum wage increase and wage theft to students at SUNY Broome.
The event comes one day after the U.S. Senate voted down a bill which would have extended the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Bobo said high profits for the wealthy and below-average pay for regular workers is hurting the middle class.
"If you work, you should be paid, and you should be paid a living wage," Bobo said. "And so it's so important we raise the minimum wage at the federal level."