minimum wage

Poverty politics

Poverty politics

Protesters commandeer the streets around Post Office Square

For those who drive into downtown Boston for the workday – which is a commuting challenge even under normal conditions – the ride home Monday evening made most of them late for dinner. Which was kind of the point. Protesters, ranging from students to union workers to retirees, took over the streets around Post Office Square on(...)

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Downsides of minimum wage boost and paid family leave

Downsides of minimum wage boost and paid family leave

Measures likely to hurt workers and small businesses

FOR MASSACHUSETTS small businesses, 2018 is shaping up to be a potentially devastating year. A coalition backed by big labor is making a strong push for both a $15 minimum wage and mandatory paid family and medical leave. If these costly policies fail to be enacted through the legislative process, proponents will then ask Massachusetts(...)

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Fighting for a $15 minimum wage

Fighting for a $15 minimum wage

It's time to raise up all Massachusetts workers

IN 2014, a coalition of community, faith, and labor organizations called Raise Up Massachusetts led the campaign to raise the state’s minimum wage, which was then just $8 an hour. With the minimum wage reaching $11 an hour on January 1 of this year, hundreds of thousands of workers across the state have seen higher(...)

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