BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of home-care workers delivered hand-signed letters to Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Wednesday pressing for what they called a $15 an hour “living wage.”

Before handing the letters to Baker staff members in front of his third floor office, the workers rallied outside the Statehouse. They were joined by Beacon Hill’s top Democratic lawmakers ”“ House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg.

Baker was in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon.

The Statehouse rally comes as the contract for more than 35,000 personal care attendants in Massachusetts is set to expire July 1. The workers currently earn $13.38 an hour.

The call for a $15-an-hour wage has been echoed by workers in other industries, including among fast food restaurant employees.

The state’s minimum wage is $9 an hour.

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