RAISE UP! efforts result in $15 minimum wage

August 7, 2018
RAISE UP! efforts result in $15 minimum wage

 

On June 28th Governor Baker signed into law the $15 Minimum Wage Law and the Paid Family Medical Leave law that we worked so hard to get passed. The Minimum Wage law will help 840,000 lower wage earners share $2.75 BILLION in wage increases over the next 5 years. The Paid Family Medical Leave law will enable almost all workers in MA to get 20 weeks of paid time off for serious illness or injury to themselves and up to 12 weeks to care for a family member with such illness or injury who needs their care. It also covers maternity, paternity, and military leave. All of this was possible because of the work done by Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition. SCC has been part of this effort since the beginning. Now the coalition will start discussing what is our next state-wide campaign, so next year we can mobilize to bring economic justice to the people who need it most.