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Massachusetts State Senator Among Those Arrested During Wage Protest

A Massachusetts state senator was among those arrested at the wage protest

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    Hundreds of workers are taking to the streets of Boston as part of a nation-wide movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016)

    A Massachusetts state senator was among nearly three dozen people arrested after they sat down on a Cambridge street during a demonstration in support of a $15 hourly minimum wage.

    The action Tuesday morning was one of many protests held nationwide by low-paid workers and their supporters.

    A spokesman for Sen. Jamie Eldridge says the Acton Democrat was among 34 people arrested outside of a McDonald's restaurant in what the group Raise Up Massachusetts called an act of civil disobedience.

    The group later held a rally at the Statehouse to outline a legislative push to gradually raise the Massachusetts hourly minimum wage from $10 to $15 over the next several years.

    It's currently scheduled to go to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, making it one of the nation's highest.

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