Friday, December 28, 2018

MassBudget: Minimum wage increase to $12 will benefit 662,000 workers

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December 26, 2018

Minimum wage increase to $12 will benefit 662,000 workers

In response to a multi-year grassroots campaign, Massachusetts lawmakers this year made a significant move toward ensuring workers can earn enough to support their families - by raising the Massachusetts minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15 by 2023. January 2019 will mark the first step in this progression, when the state's minimum wage goes from $11 to $12.
This increase will affect 15 percent of Massachusetts working parents and 19 percent of children in the state, according to a new Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) analysis$12-Massachusetts-Minimum-Wage.html.

Minimum wage increase to $12 will benefit 662,000 workers
The increase will give a raise to the majority of food service workers (68 percent) and about a third of workers in human services - which include those who work in child welfare, disability services, and elder services. The increase will boost the wages of more than a third of Hispanic/Latinx workers, 29 percent of Black/African American workers, and 18 percent of White workers.
The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.

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