INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers came together on the steps of the Statehouse on Thursday afternoon to speak out for workers’ rights and a higher minimum wage.
Organizers said the rally was modeled after the Moral Mondays movement that started in North Carolina. The event was part of Moral Week of Action going on across the country.
Many people spoke out against the state’s minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. One speaker who represented the state’s chapter of the National Organization for Women said the goal is to get lawmakers to take action.
"I know there were huge protests when right-to-work happened in this state, but that was primarily a labor movement. This is Moral Mondays, it is so much bigger than that. It brings together labor, community, faith, blacks and whites," said Mary Cate Dugan with Indiana NOW.
In addition to calling for a higher minimum wage, speakers addressed the need for workers’ rights and respect on the job.