Groups plans week of action on $15 minimum wage, paid leave
BOSTON (AP) — A coalition of community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions has planned a weeklong series of events to demand paid leave legislation and a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts.
Raise Up Massachusetts will join the Poor People’s Campaign on the Statehouse steps Monday for a rally.
On Tuesday, coalition members will join restaurant workers and others who rely on tips at the Statehouse to call for an increase in the sub-minimum wage.
Coalition members will join retail and grocery workers at Downtown Crossing in Boston on Wednesday to oppose efforts to eliminate Sunday time-and-a-half pay.
On Thursday, coalition members will join teens at the Statehouse to rally for good-paying jobs that help teens support their families or save for college.
Coalition members will join signature collection events across the state Friday through Sunday.