Peter Heltzel

FILE – In this May 20, 2014, file photo, Rev. Peter Heltzel prays during a rally for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald’s restaurant at the Empire State Plaza concourse in Albany, N.Y. The minimum wage has emerged as perhaps the top issue of a newly emboldened, urban liberal movement that in many places is led not by governors or state lawmakers but by local leaders backed by organized fast food workers. After years of grappling with state and federal budget cuts, mayors and city councils are pushing back against state and federal officials who they say don’t understand the income inequality of 21st-century American cities. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)