WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey reportsplay pause Lawmakers To Consider Hike In Mass. Minimum Wage Karen Twomey Download
The Legislature’s committee on Labor and Workforce Development on Tuesday was scheduled to hear several bills that would increase the minimum wage, which has been at $8 an hour since 2008. One proposal calls for an increase to $11 over three years and tying future hikes to inflation.
“Many Bay State employers simply cannot afford this increase, and neither can our economy if indeed we are collectively serious in stating that our priority in the Commonwealth is to grow jobs,” said Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, in testimony prepared for delivery at the hearing "
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