By Brian Gallagher for Dailymail.com
04:50 May 11, 2023, updated at 08:30 May 11, 2023
Actress Susan Sarandon found herself behind bars after attending a protest at the New York State Capitol in Albany in support of raising the minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers.
New York state legislators are preparing to raise the minimum wage to $17 an hour, although tipped restaurant workers are excluded from this new law.
The 76-year-old actress, who recently celebrated the engagement of her daughter Eva Amurri, was one of eight One Fair Wage activists who were arrested, via WNYT.
Spectrum 1 Albany reporter Kate Lisa also shared a video on Twitter, showing activists, including former New York Lieutenant Governor candidate Ana Maria Archila, in the lobby of the state Capitol chanting: “A fair wage !” repeatedly.
They were also trying to spread a huge pink banner on the concourse before being arrested for disorderly conduct.
Sarandon and the others were arraigned, issued tickets to appear and released.
The last time New York State raised the minimum wage in 2016 to $15, one report claimed that wages for tipped workers fell 25% at that time.
Before his arrest, Sarandon spoke at the rally, where he stressed the importance of these workers.
“They are very, very important and should be treated with dignity, not just because of the grueling work they do, but because of what they have to do to communicate, understand, be patient and all the things that go along with success.” business,’ Sarandon said.
Just days earlier, Sarandon was on the streets of New York City walking on the picket line for the Writers Guild of America strike.
The actress was seen holding a Writers Guild of America East sign as she marched in front of the Netflix headquarters in New York City.
He has shown his support for a number of causes throughout his career, most recently supporting the Palestinian people to “fight the Netanyahu government.”
Sarandon was also arrested in June 2018 at the Women Disobey protests in Washington DC.
She was arrested along with 575 other people protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The actress recently starred in Maybe I Do with Diane Keaton, William H. Macy, Richard Gere and Emma Roberts.
Soon we will see it in Warner Bros.’ Blue Beetle as Victoria Kord, hitting theaters August 18.
Sarandon also has Tyler Perry’s Six Triple Eight in post-production, starring opposite Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey.