MA House of Representatives to Raise the Minimum Wage

Our powerful grassroots pressure is working! We have pushed the House of Representatives to release a proposal to increase the minimum wage. Speaker DeLeo outlined his minimum wage proposal today that increases the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour.

There's More Work to Be Done

But the proposal doesn't link the minimum wage to the rising cost of living, and doesn't do enough for tipped workers, who haven't gotten a raise since 1999.

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Boston Globe Editorializes on the Tipped Wage

BOSTON GLOBE TAKES A LOOK AT THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY


organize_fries.jpgFEB. 16: IGNORED RIGHTS

Unpaid work, threats of deportation, and outright wage theft plague the restaurant industry.

FEB. 17: TIPPING

Meant as a reward, tips instead make up much of a worker’s pay — if the money even gets to them.

FEB. 18: FAST FOOD

Higher wages for fast-food jobs would benefit workers, business, and government.

FEB. 19: UNIONS

Restaurant workers need to fight for their rights. So why aren’t they organizing?

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Tax Fairness Commission recommends a Graduated Income Tax

moneybags.jpgYesterday, the Tax Fairness Commission announced its recommendation that the State Constitution be amended so that Massachusetts can institute a graduated income tax, to address the regressivity of our current tax structure, which looks like this:  

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