BOSTON (AP) — Boston-area workers will be joining others around the nation in calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Events are planned for Tuesday in Central Square in Cambridge, at Logan International Airport and at the Statehouse. It’s all part of what is being called a National Day of Action to Fight for $15.

The group Raise Up Massachusetts says community, religious and labor leaders will join low-paid workers in pushing for the higher minimum wage.

The state’s minimum wage is among the highest in the U.S. and is scheduled to rise from $10 to $11 an hour on Jan. 1, completing a three-step increase approved by the Legislature in 2014.

The Statehouse event is expected to include an announcement of a bill calling for a further hike in the wage.

Comments (2)
  1. Dave Angel says:

    Half of these folks will be looking for work in a jobless society. Everything will be automated because it is cheaper, more accurate than an uneducated youth and more reliable. Machines don’t call in sick. This is why they are low paying jobs. Teachers and policemen will quit and go to work at these low skilled jobs! LOL We wont have an army, they’ll all be at Taco Bell working the cold bar! LOL Lame. If you are making minimum wage as a full time employee trying to raise a family, you didn’t aim high enough. Look in the mirror at the problem, not to society that will have to pay that wage like another tax.

  2. Well now . . . this should cause an excelleration of AUTOMATION.
    Doesn’t call in sick, take vacations, sick days or add to the payroll.

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