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100 Town Halls

We just finished driving over 80,000 petition signatures for raising the minimum wage and for earned sick time to 300 City and Town Halls across the state.

And they heard us on Beacon Hill--

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Indexing to Inflation

When the minimum wage stays the same, year after year, it loses value because of the rising cost of inflation. $8 today buys less than it did 5 years ago, and will buy even less 5 years from now.

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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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