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Mass. Lawmakers Consider $15 Minimum Wage

Cheers and jeers filled the State House on Tuesday, Sept. 19  as supporters and opponents alike packed the Garner Auditorium to voice their opinions on a bill proposing a $15 hourly minimum wage at a hearing held by the Joint Force Committee of Labor and Development. The current minimum wage in Massachusetts is $11 an

Minimum-Wage Boost Making Dent in MA Child Poverty

It’s a significant dent.   The share of Massachusetts children living in poverty is down, and state job growth along with recent boosts in the minimum wage are cited as big factors pushing the positive trend.   The data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show the child poverty rate for Massachusetts dropped from

How did the minimum wage fight end up like this?

For some time, there has been much discussion on increasing the minimum wage at both the national and state level, but companies have recently shown that they intend to make sure that the effect on them is minimal. This can cause problems for those who’ve been actively fighting for progress. There’s no question that income

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