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Hourly Workers Protest for $15 Wage in Boston



    Hourly Workers Protest for $15 Wage in Boston

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015)

    Workers rallied across Boston on Tuesday for a higher minimum wage.

    The rallies started at Faneuil Hall this morning and moved to Beacon Hill and the State House in the evening. 

    Among the protesters were fast food workers demanding a $15 minimum wage. Some of them say that this issue needs to be a point of discussion in the upcoming presidential race.

    "It's not just about low wage workers," one woman said. "This fight is for everyone."

    On Tuesday the minimum wage protest mixed together with the protests for Northeastern adjunct professors. The group of people there caused the MBTA's green line to lose service for some time. 

    Due to legislation already in place, Massachusetts' minimum wage will rise from $9 an hour to $10 an hour in January. In 2017 it will increase again to $11 an hour. However, protesters in Boston and around the country say that they cannot wait that long and that $11 is not enough.

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