MLK's Son Weighs in on Wage Bill on Anniversary of Assassination

On the anniversary of his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III urged the city on Monday to pass a controversial wage bill.

The son of Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed 43 years ago today, said Monday that the majority of City Council members support the legislation and urged "the rest to embrace it."

A Council hearing no the bill โ€” which would require most businesses in city-subsidized developments to pay up to $11.50 an hour in wages โ€” is expected later this month. King is on the board of Drum Major Institute, which is a New York-based liberal think tank.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg opposes the bill.

With the Associated Press