Providence hotel workers took to the City Council meeting last night to show support for a $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance for the lodging industry in the Capital City. More than 1,000 people signed a petition to have the Providence City Council consider legislating a higher wage after public protests and unionization efforts ended in three employees of the Hilton Providence losing their jobs.
Below is a video and photo essay of some of the people Providence city councilors will have to answer to if they don’t support the ordinance. The sign in the first picture shows three councilors support the minimum wage, but after the meeting Councilors Aponte and Jennings signed on, bringing the total to five in support. None have declared opposition and 10 are still undecided.