Supporters of legislation to help New York workers obtain wages they are owed gathered in front of the Binghamton State Office Building.

Those who attended the midday rally downtown called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to stop opposing the measure. He vetoed the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft bill late last year.

Some Binghamton University students and representatives of community organizations participated in the protest.

Howie Hawkins, a Green Party presidential candidate, spoke at a downtown Binghamton demonstration on March 2, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Howie Hawkins, a Syracuse resident who is a Green Party candidate for president, held a sign and spoke during the event.

Hawkins called on Cuomo to change his position on the bill. He said "it's the kind of mean-spirited move we expect" from President Trump. Hawkins, who has run for governor in the past, said "Cuomo should resign in shame."

Protesters in front of the Binghamton State Office Building on Hawley Street . Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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